February 2019

In This Issue
Decision Makers Summit
Decision Makers Summit
Awards of Excellence
New Training Classes Coming Up
National Apprenticeship Program
National Apprenticeship Program
Grants Assist Communities by Improving Infrastructure
NRWA Announces Savings Engine
Holiday Hours

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Decision Makers Summit

The Decision Makers Summit is just around the corner! Although our room block at The Omni is full, you can still register to attend. Nearby hotels are listed on our  website . Learn more about this year's Summit  here  and click here to  register .

OfficePro Conference

Registration is open for our 2019 OfficePro Conference for Administrative Professionals. Click  here  for more information!


Pee Dee Meeting  

Thursday, March 7 at 10:00 AM.  Read More.

Water Taste Test

The 20th Great American Water Taste Test was held last week during the Rural Water Rally in Washington, DC. Tahlequah Public Works Authority in Tahlequah, Oklahoma took home the title of America's Best Tasting Drinking Water. The winner of the Water Taste Test held each year at SCRWA's Annual Conference is eligible for the Great American Water Taste Test

EPA's Inaction Puts Drinking Water at Risk, Says Waterkeeper Alliance

The EPA's failure to enforce the Safe Drinking Water Act has put the public at an unacceptable risk, three environmental groups assert in a new complaint. Read More.

SC Department of Commerce Shifts Focus to Rural Growth

Now that aerospace and automotive industries are anchoring South Carolina's fast-growing coastal and Upstate regions, Commerce Department chief Bobby Hitt is turning his attention to the places and people that have so far been shut out of a recent manufacturing boom. Read full article here.


RIA Grant Application

The RIA Grant Application deadline is on March 11. The second round of grant applications are now being accepted for RIA's grant program. The program is designed to improve the quality of life, help communities become sustainable and support economic development through funding for water, sewer and storm drainage infrastructure. Click  here  to learn more and download a grant application.

SC DHEC & RIA Workshop

SC Department of Health and Environmental Control and Rural Infrastructure Authority will hold a FREE half-day workshop to provide technical and financial information necessary to  apply for infrastructure project funding from the State Revolving Fund program.
  • When: February 20, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Where: Midlands Technical College - Northeast Campus
  • Click here to learn more and register. The deadline to sign up is February 13. 

SCRWA will be closed Monday, February 18 for Presidents' Day.