August 2018

In This Issue
2018 Annual Conference
Senators Introduce Legislation to Improve Water Quality Certifictations
SRF Intended Use Plans
USDA Offers $4B in Funding to Rural Communities
RIA Review

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2018 Annual Conference
September 10-12
Marriott Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach
  • System Attendees can register here or download a registration form here.
  • Exhibitors can choose their booth and register here.
  • View ALL details of our 2018 Conference here.

    • Hotel room block expires! Reserve your room today by clicking here.
    • Deadline for the 2018 Awards of Excellence nomination forms. (download forms here).
    • Sign up for the 5K and receive a t-shirt. You can register after the 17th however you won't be guaranteed a t-shirt.


Senators Introduce Legislation to Improve Water Quality Certifications 

US Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), joined with Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), and Steve Daines (R-MT) to introduce the Water Quality Certification Improvement Act of 2018. Read more.

SRF Intended Use Plans 

The Federal FY 2018 SRF Intended Use Plans have been finalized. 


USDA Offers $4B in Funding to Rural Communities, Water Districts to Improve, Rebuild Infrastructure 

The funds can be used to finance drinking water, stormwater drainage and waste disposal systems for rural communities with 10,000 or fewer residents. Read more.

RIA Review
  • New Website - More Information: NEW website is launched! See the new and improved website here. Don't forget to bookmark the website to keep up with the latest in RIA's News and Events Section. 
  • Download the 2018-19 grant application
    • Round 1 - September 10, 2018
    • Round 2 - March 11, 2018


August 14-17 
Water Distribution C&D License Advancement 
8:00am-4:00pm (all 4 days) 

August 21-24  
Water Distribution C&D License Advancement
8:00am-4:00pm (all 4 days) 

August 29 
Trenching, Shoring & Confined Space Competency 

August 29 
Math for Water Operators 

SCRWA will be closed Monday, September 3 for Labor Day.