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June  5, 2020
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2020 Annual Conference Survey
Please Help Us Prepare!

The Florida Rural Water Association is planning to host its Annual Conference on August 3-5, 2020 in Daytona Beach at the Hilton. Given the current concerns surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are seeking your input to ensure you are as comfortable as possible to attend and participate. Please click below to participate in a short survey.

FRWA will make every effort to protect the health and safety of attendees by:
* Incorporating food event protections-like prepackaged/plated lunch for minimal touch
* Extra disinfectant on all high touch areas in rooms and hotel, sanitizer/wipes stations, etc.
* Masks available for those that do not have them
* Hilton CleanStay will provide all guests with sealed clean guest rooms

Thank you for helping to make this year's event successful by giving us your input.
National News
Israel Cyber Chief Says Recent Attack on Rural Water Systems Could Have Resulted in Disaster Had It Not Been Detected in Time  Last month's major cyberattack against Israel's water systems was a "synchronized and organized attack" aimed at disrupting key national infrastructure, Israel's national cyber chief said last week. more

EPA Sends Final Perchlorate Rule to OMB for Review  On May 27, EPA sent its final perchlorate rule under the Safe Drinking Water Act to the White House Office of Management & Budget (OMB) for review.  EPA signaled that it was unlikely to regulate the substance in drinking water in its final determination.

Delays in States Allocating $150 Billion Federal Corona Virus Relief Fund Weeks after states began receiving billions in the federal Covid-19 relief funding, state lawmakers and governments are fighting for control of it. more

Many States Withholding Federal Funding from Local Governments The National League of Cities (NLC) reports that 32 states are withholding federal funding to local governments under the $150 billion Coronavirus Relief Fund in the CARES Act that was signed into law March 27.  more
State News
Fertilizer ordinances across Florida hope to curb nutrient pollution, stop algae blooms | Panama City News Herald  Ordinances across Southwest Florida create blackout periods in hopes of reducing pollution in area waterways and stop harmful algae blooms.  more

Maintaining drainage systems one of most important steps for hurricane season | WINK  Standing water is always an issue but especially during hurricane season. more

BSU conducting yearly water treatment change | Florida Weekly Bonita Springs Utilities Inc. will conduct its yearly change to the water treatment process during June as a preventative-maintenance measure. more

Water main break floods Mandarin street | News4Jax  Water gushed from the ground on Pall Mall Drive off San Jose Boulevard for hours Wednesday afternoon, flooding the residential street. more

A non-JEA contractor has damaged a water main Here's a video of the current water main break that was damaged by a contractor.  more

Water Now Flowing Through Permanent System Interconnect To Century Prison | North Escambia  The permanent interconnect from Central Water Works to the Century water system was completed on Wednesday to provide a dependable water supply to the prison. more
This Week in Water History
Death by Manhole Cover

May 30, 1937:   Death by Manhole Cover. "When a subterranean explosion tossed many manhole covers on Fullerton Avenue into the air yesterday, one of the lids was blown high and crashed down the elevator shaft of the Hollander Storage and Moving Company at 2418 Milwaukee Avenue, killing the elevator operator, A.C. Day, 57 years old, of 5642 Melrose Street. Two others on the freight elevator were slightly injured. Dotted line shows missile's path."

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