March 2017

In This Issue
2017 Decision Makers Summit
Sign up for OfficePro 2017
Equipment & Operators EXPO
2017 Annual Conference
Rural Development Water & Environmental Program Consultant Training
Backflow Prevention Workshop
Ground Water Rule from the ground up
DC Rally
EPA rolls out UCMR4
CWA Rule

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Decision Makers Summit presentations online
Thanks to everyone who participated in our 2017 Decision Makers Summit in Hilton Head. Presentations made during DMS have been posted to our website and can be found here. Be on the lookout for a full summary of the Summit in the next issue of Water is Life.
Sign up for OfficePro 2017
OfficePro 2017 will be held in Columbia March 22-23 and again May 10-11. All the information you need to know about the conference can be found on our website here.

Equipment & Operators EXPO
The 3rd Annual Equipment & Operators EXPO will be held Thursday, April 20 at the SC State Farmers Market. Come out and enjoy a day of learning (CEU classes), playing (competitions) and networking. Both Exhibitors and Attendees can register online here.

2017 Annual Conference -
Call for Presentations 
SAVE THE DATE for our 2017 Annual Conference! September 11-13 at the recently renovated Marriott Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach.  Call for presentations now open.

Rural Development Water & Environmental Program Consultant Training

A USDA Rural Development Water & Environmental Program Consultant Training will be held on Tuesday, April 25. Pre-registration is encouraged and can be done by here. There is no charge for this training.  
Backflow Prevention Workshop
SCDHEC is hosting a Backflow Prevention Workshop, Tuesday on April 25 at the Columbia Eau Claire Print Building; registration is $50. Learn more about the training  here. Access the registration brochure  here or register  online.  
Ground Water Rule from the ground up
On December 10, 2009, the Ground Water Rule went into effect. Why another Rule? What does it do? Who is effected and how? Join us as we review the basics of the GWR and answers to these important questions. In addition, this webinar will review the GWR's relationship with other rules, explore compliance issues, and discuss potential corrective actions. Register.  


DC Rally

NRWA's 2017 Rally was held a few weeks ago in Washington, DC. Charles Hilton, Jill Miller and Linda Evans proudly represented SCRWA and spent their time meeting with members of the SC House of Representatives. The SC contingency is pictured here with Representative Joe Wilson. 
EPA rolls out UCMR4
All utilities greater than 10,000 in population must participate in the UCMR4 monitoring along with a select number of utilities serving populations under 10,000. An overview of UCMR4 requirements can be found HERE.
An EPA presentation for utilities greater than 10,000 in population which describes the online CDX registration process can be viewed HERE.
You may register for an EPA webinar further explaining the online process by going to this LINK.
President Trump strikes
controversial EPA WOTUS Rule 
On February 28, the President issued an executive order that will scale back the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (Corps) hotly contested "waters of the United States" (WOTUS) rule.  The Order instructs EPA and the Corps to balance the interests between protecting waters from pollution and promoting economic growth while respecting the States' role under the Constitution ( White House Press Release).
EPA says Supreme Court precedent
supports quick rework of CWA Rule 
EPA in a newly signed Federal Register notice says prior Supreme Court rulings give agencies freedom to quickly revise or withdraw the Obama-era Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction rule in favor of a less expansive policy based purely on shifting legal interpretations, despite the existing factual record justifying the current rule. READ MORE.