April 2016

In This Issue
Equipment and Operator Expo
Clean Drinking Water Day
Office Pro Conference
SCWARN Membership Meeting
Call for presentations
Update on Lead from EPA
Lead & Copper webinar
Optimal Corrosion Control Treatment
SC DHEC's Lead & Copper Workshop
New Water U class for April
2016 Salary Survey
USDA water and waste disposal loans

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Equipment and Operator Expo
Thursday, April 21, 8 am - 4 pm

Ready for a day of fun, learning, friendly competitions and networking? The 2nd Annual Equipment & Operator Expo is next week. There is still time to register if you haven't already. Visit our website to learn more and register  to attend.

Clean Drinking Water Day - Lunch with your Legislators
Tuesday, May 3, 10 am - 2 pm

Join us for lunch with your legislators on the grounds of the SC State House. Providing an annual opportunity to interact with your state legislators by ex-changing ideas, discussing challenges, and promoting action relative to our state's water industry. This event is free and registration is not necessary. See more.

Wednesday & Thursday, May 11 & 12 in Columbia


The March OfficePro Conference was such a success that we are hosting it again in May! If you weren't able to attend previously - now it is your turn. View the Agenda and Register on our website.
SCWARN membership meeting and tabletop exercise
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Lexington Municipal Conference Center 
111 Maiden Lane - Lexington, South Carolina 29072

The tabletop exercise will focus on the use of the SCWARN interactive website. You will be shown how to be the requesting and responding utility.  Read more.
Call for presentations - SCRWA Annual Conference
September 12-14, 2016
Marriott Grande Dunes Myrtle Beach, SC 

Please use this form to submit your presentation abstract to SCRWA. Proposals are due no later than May 30, 2016.

Update on lead from EPA
The EPA has issued a memorandum clarifying recommended tap sampling procedures for the purpose of Lead and Copper Rule sampling. Read the memorandum here.
Lead and copper webinar
Registration is open for EPA's webinar: Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) Optimal Corrosion Control Treatment (OCCT) Evaluation: Technical Recommendations.
Thursday, April 14 2016. Register.  

Tuesday, April 19 2016. Register.
Optimal Corrosion Control Treatment Evaluation Technical Recommendations 
The Optimal Corrosion Control Treatment Evaluation Technical Recommendations document provides technical recommendations that both systems and primacy agencies can use to comply with Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) corrosion control treatment requirements and effective evaluation and designation of optimal corrosion control treatment (OCCT).

SC DHEC's Lead & Copper Implementation Workshop
All workshops are from 10:00am-12:30 pm. Feel free to attend the workshop closest to your water system. There are no cost or registrations requirements.
  • Wednesday, April 20 - City of North Charleston- Council Chambers, 2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston (29406) 
  • Friday, April 22 - City of Florence-Council Chambers, City Center, 324 West Evans Street, Florence (29501) 
  • Wednesday, April 27 - Town of Lexington- Lexington Municipal Conference Center, 111 Maiden Lane, Lexington (29072) 
For the workshop agenda, click here.

Clark County water district hit with cyber attack
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Clark County Water Reclamation District has been hit with a cyber-attack but officials say operations haven't been disrupted and no customer or employee information was hacked. The agency said in a statement Monday that its computer system was attacked late Friday night. Computers were shut down as a precaution but operations at all seven treatment facilities and customer service centers were not affected. [...] Its website said it's responsible for treating 170 million gallons of used water and sewage from thousands of homes, hotels, schools, churches and businesses. See more.

New Water U class for April

Introduction to Performing Energy Use Assessments at Water and Wastewater Systems has been added to  #WaterU webinar schedule at 2 p.m. (central) on April 14. Presented by SCRWA's very own Lonnie Russell.

Register now.
NRWA new background check service
NRWA has a new partnership with IntelliCorp, a leading provider of comprehensive background check services.  Members of State and National Rural Water Associations can access this deal, which eliminates a $129 subscription fee, and provides a solid background check package for $30.  Systems can run credit reports for $10, plus a one-time $70 site inspection fee.

Discounts are available for systems with 20 or more staff. IntelliCorp is fully compliant with state and federal laws.  See the flyer for further details.

IntelliCorp provides validated criminal searches, screening packages, personalized support, training and compliance. A Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ: VRSK) business, IntelliCorp is accredited through the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS).
2016 SCRWA Utility Salary Survey
Your participation in this survey is voluntary. All participants who fully complete the survey will receive a report and detailed analysis of the 2016 Salary Survey, at no cost, that compares your utility to your industry peers. Read more.

USDA water and waste disposal loans at historically low rates
Rural communities are encouraged to apply for USDA water and waste disposal loans and take advantage of historically low interest rates. Read more.