2005 Water News

  • Public Meeting to Discuss Use of Vermont SRF Funds

    May 31, 2005
    Contact: Vermont Water Supply Division, 800-823-6500

    The Vermont Water Supply Division invites the public to help determine how to spend the fiscal year 2005 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund of approximately $9.9 million dollars on drinking water infrastructure, public water system supervision, and water system capacity assistance. The draft Intended Use Plan (IUP) includes the FY2005 Priority List for construction projects proposed for funding.

    One public meeting will be held to discuss the IUP. The location and date is:

    Thursday, June 16, 2005, 1:00 to 4:00 PM
    Pavilion Building Auditorium
    109 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
    802-828-3314

    Please attend this informational meeting to discuss the IUP. If you would prefer to provide written comments, please send them to:

    Water Supply Division, DWSRF Program
    103 South Main Street, Waterbury, VT 05671-0403

    Written comments are due by Thursday, June 30, 2005.

    If you have questions or would like to see a copy of the draft IUP, please contact the Water Supply Division, DWSRF Program, toll-free in Vermont at 800-823-6500 or 802-241-3400. A copy of the Draft IUP may be viewed on the WSD website after June 1, 2005.

  • Rural Water Associations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont are Stepping Up!

    February 14, 2005
    Contact us at 800-556-3792

    Rural Water programs in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont grew tremendously over the past couple of years. They attracted more federal funding, hired more top-notch technical staff, gained unprecedented numbers of new members, and rolled out new services. Each state now boasts a crew of seven water/wastewater experts that work full-time with that state's systems and utilities.

    As the three independent state Rural Water organizations now grow more prominent, the time has come for the name "Northeast Rural Water Association" to fade away. Membership in NeRWA has been converted to membership in the appropriate one-state association. No disruption of service or changes in membership benefits are anticipated. People may still see "NeRWA" or "Northeast" from time to time during this transition (after all, we've been helping water and wastewater systems for 22 years under that name), but rest assured that whether you see the new or old name, you're dealing with the same folks you've gotten to know and trust.

    From this point forward, when you need Rural Water services, technicians, or other resources that you've come to expect, please contact the association in your state (below). Also, some staff e-mail addresses, phone numbers and other contact information have changed, so please check the appropriate website:

    Massachusetts Rural Water Association (MRWA)
    http://www.maruralwater.org

    New Hampshire Rural Water Association (NHRWA)
    http://www.nhruralwater.org

    Vermont Rural Water Association (VRWA)
    http://www.vtruralwater.org
    email VRWA
    802-660-4988

    From our directors and staff, thank you for your ongoing support and participation in Rural Water! We look forward to seeing our members and partners at our annual tri-state trade show and training event in Fairlee, Vermont on the New Hampshire border on May 2-3, 2005.

  • Seeking Your Input

    January 25, 2005 Contact: Melissa Green, Association Specialist
    800-556-3792

    We are seeking feedback on our various services. We will hold a series of meetings where we'll ask for input in developing our programs from our members and assorted partners. Click below for details. Each session will run from 9:00 AM to noon, followed by a complimentary lunch.

    Massachusetts
    February 24, 2005
    Holiday Inn; Holyoke, MA

    New Hampshire
    March 9, 2005
    Grappone Conference Center; Concord, NH

    Vermont
    March 11, 2005
    Vermont Technical College; Randolph, VT


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