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FALL 2017 PARTNERSHIP NEWSLETTER

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Newsletter
Fall 2017 | Volume 22 | Number 3

WELCOME TO THE FALL 2017 PARTNERSHIP NEWSLETTER

The Partnership’s Fall 2017 newsletter includes indispensable information for water and wastewater utilities. The items shown below highlight current activities and serve as a preface of the wealth of information and insights available to subscribers (and non-subscribers) on the Partnership’s website.
Please bookmark the Partnership for Safe Water website and revisit often for the most current news and resources by Partnership staff and program volunteers. Featuring articles, case studies and technical tips along with an archive of in-depth stories and information, Partnership news and resources help managers, operators and service providers gain valuable insight about utility operations and optimization. If you enjoy the Partnership newsletter, we hope that you’ll forward this edition to a friend or colleague.

Thank you for reading, and thank you for your continued support of the Partnership for Safe Water!

LETTER FROM PARTNERSHIP STAFF
“Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln

Utilities that participate in the Partnership for Safe Water often reference improved teamwork, engagement, and communications as beneficial outcomes of completing the program’s self-assessment process. This is due, in no small part, to utility staff that recognize the importance of their roles in protecting public health.

The above quote, commonly attributed to Abraham Lincoln, communicates an attribute reflected by staff at many Partnership for Safe Water subscriber utilities. Whether operators, managers, technicians, or members of the maintenance staff, Partnership utilities succeed because of staff who are focused on being the best they can be and doing the best job they can to uphold their important responsibility to the customers they serve.

Access the full letter to learn more about how Partnership programs encourage teamwork among utility staff and program volunteers, alike.

Profile/ News
CATHERINE BACON, PARTNERSHIP DATA SPECIALIST, SHARES HER SUMMER EXPERIENCE AT AWWA

This summer, Partnership for Safe Water staff and subscribers were fortunate to benefit from the contributions of summer intern, Catherine Bacon. Catherine served AWWA this summer as a Water Data Specialist, where she supported the Partnership for Safe Water, Partnership for Clean Water, and AWWA’s Buried No Longer tool.
As an August 2017 Environmental Engineering graduate from the University of Colorado, Boulder, interning for AWWA provided her with the opportunity to apply her educational background to real world projects in the water and wastewater industry.
Access this article to read about Catherine’s experiences at AWWA this summer, as described in her own words.

 

Resources
GETTING OPTIMIZED:
OPERATIONAL CONTROL PRACTICES OPTIMIZE WASTEWATER TREATMENT
From AWWA Opflow’s “Getting Optimized” series – September 2017

Operational control practices are essential to optimization. The Partnership for Clean Water’s wastewater treatment facility self-assessment process incorporates key concepts of operational control to help staff gain better understanding of its many facets – such as the data generated by online instrumentation and how this information may effectively be used for process control.

Opflow’s September 2017 Getting Optimized column describes common principles of operational control and how they can help to improve treatment facility performance.

Media Corner
PARTNERSHIP PROVES TO BE ENGAGING TOPIC FOR NATIONAL AND REGIONAL MEDIA

A positive aspect of a utility’s subscription is the valuable press and media exposure that Partnership programs receive. By extension, participating utilities also receive favorable press for their affiliation with the Partnership and for their efforts securing public health and optimizing drinking water operations. Read about the Partnership’s 2017 media coverage and many press mentions on the Partnership news page.
PARTNERSHIP ADVERTISING MATERIALS AND GRAPHICS AVAILABLE FOR SUBSCRIBING UTILITIES
Partnership subscribing utilities can access a suite of creative and highly designed marketing materials for their use with local media or for public outreach.
Contact Partnership staff to request advertisements, logos, articles, banners and signs as well as email content that can be used in outreach campaigns across North America. Contact us today at: partnership@awwa.org | 303 347 6169

Announcements

• AWWA State of the Water Industry (SOTWI) Survey Now Open
• Welcome to the Partnership’s new subscribers!
• Congratulations to recent Partnership award winning utilities.
• Attending Fall conferences? Look for Partnership information & materials at the AWWA booth.
Questions?
Learn more and get your questions answered by visiting:

• Partnership news page
• Partnership resources page
• Partnership website

The Partnership for Safe Water website includes a wealth of information including program descriptions and applications, award information and listings, archives, and much, much more. Please contact us with questions: (303) 347.6169, or partnership@awwa.org.

AWWA Delivers Valuable Member Benefits
Members receive news and information, periodicals and Section membership, as well as discounts on technical resources, conferences and other online learning opportunities. Learn more.
Comments or questions? Email service@awwa.org.
We welcome your thoughts and suggestions.

 

AWWA
6666 West Quincy Avenue | Denver, Colorado | 80235-3098 |
Main Tel: 303.347.6169 | Fax: 303.794.6303
e-mail: partnership@awwa.org | Web: awwa.org/partnership

 

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