2011 e-Newsletters


  • November 16: News and Events
    http://p0.vresp.com/XmcVbP Thursday, November 17, at 2:00 p.m. ET for the webcast series Hydraulic Fracturing: Fresh Facts & Critical Choices to explore the potential footprint on ecosystems as well as safeguards state regulators are using and developing to protect ground water.
    “Risky Business? When is it appropriate to use humor when talking about wastewater?”On Tuesday, December 13, 3 pm ET you are invited to attend a free, VERY informal, seminar on the use of humor to convey public information.
  • October 29: “Dope In The Water” National Rx Take Back Day http://p0.vresp.com/oRLns4
  • June 22: News From The Field Year End Appeal For Operating Support – we can’t do this without you. http://p0.vresp.com/hAJKtG
    Our e-News doesn’t just blow our own horn! Here are news items from our equally committed partners……..
  • Reminder June 13 Seminar and June 22 Course http://p0.vresp.com/2mUNNt
    On Monday June 13, 1 pm ET
    The Case For Affordable Wastewater Management Districts And Loan Programs 2 Exemplary Case Studies.
    Flushed With Success!! A six week, interactive, entertaining, distance learning course as part of Northwestern Michigan College’s Extended Education Program!
  • June 13, Small Community Distance Learning Class http://p0.vresp.com/WaxwZ5
  • The Case For Affordable Wastewater Management Districts And Loan Programs 2 Exemplary Case Studies.
    Session One –
    Sara Heger. Extension Engineer Specialist University of Minnesota. Water Resource Center. Onsite Sewage Treatment Program. Otter Tail Water Management District – An exemplary program of affordable, responsible, individual wastewater system ownership and management.
    Session Two – 2.45 pm EST
    Terry Hull, Manager, Hood Canal Septic Loan Program Enterprise Cascadia. http://www.sbpac.comCascadia Septic Loan Program
  • April 20: Water Delivers Life 365 days of the year! http://p0.vresp.com/SUDNes
    As we celebrate Earth Day 2011,a few thoughts and information about how far we’ve come ………. and have yet to travel ……………. The Expectation Of Clean Water It’s been since 1911 that there was a reported case of cholera in mainland USA – and yet every year the Center For Disease Control records thousands of incidences of water born illness.
    A majority of us now live in urban city environments, in close proximity to our neighbors, relying on municipal civic water and wastewater systems to keep us healthy and keep us from disease.
    We have an expectation of clean water.
    We have an expectation that our faucets will run and our toilets will flush ………… and someone else will provide that for us.
    Lamentably, few citizens really know, or care, how that supply and treatment system works or how many environmental health professionals and practitioners have played a part in keeping us all healthy and living well in to our 70’s.
    For many rural and small community populations, public health and good sanitation rely on affordable, and technologically proven, individual septic/decentralized wastewater systems.
  • Fix A Leak Week, 2011: Free Lesson Plans, Tools, Games and Curriculum Development Materials Tuesday 2nd. March 3PM EST: EPA WaterSenseand WasteWater Education 501(c)3 will present a free, hour long seminar to introduce elementary and high school teachers to the curriculum materials available from USEPA to promote March 14-20, 2011 “Fix A Leak Week!”
    • In 2009, EPA WaterSense’s 2,100 partners collectively saved over 36 BILLION gallons of precious drinking water!
    • 36 BILLION gallons that didn’t find their way back into sewers and onsite wastewater systems!
    • Which translates into 4.9 billion Kwh of electricity saved!
    • Which means over 1.75 million metric tons of carbon dioxide didn’t go into our atmosphere!
    • We’re still adding up the and total for 2010 – help us do even better in 2011!
    • http://p0.vresp.com/Z5t459
  • Jan 19, 2011 – Distributed and Decentralized Wastewater Resources
    Current Research and Training Available OnLine http://p0.vresp.com/8FMRcx
    The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF)
    and its partners on the Decentralized Water Resources Collaborative (DWRC) have published over a dozen new decentralized related research products in the last six months.  All the products are available for download at no charge from the DWRC website: www.decentralizedwater.org.  Also, please visit WERF’s decentralized knowledge area at www.werf.org/decentralized for the latest research news and updates.

    The recently completed 6-part webinar series on individual and clustered (decentralized) wastewater system design and management has been archived for future use, at no charge, by the Watershed Leadership Program at Purdue University. Users may download the webcasts at their convenience to view the slides and hear the synchronized presentations by visiting
    The material will be posted on the site for at least the next 24 months

    New Issue of Small Flows Available Online

    A new issue of our wastewater magazine, Small Flows, is now available on the National Environmental Services Center website at www.nesc.wvu.edu/smallflows.cfm. Formerly printed and mailed to nearly 47,000 subscribers, Small Flows is now available in an online format only.
    The fall/winter issue features an interesting variety of articles including a story about “honey buckets” in Alaska, an overview of services provided by university-based extension services, a report about meth labs and their impact on environmental health, information about water-efficient plumbing and how these fixtures can prolong the life of a septic system, and a humorous look at so-called “luxury toilets.” The cover story examines wastewater reuse—an idea, we’re convinced, will gain momentum in the year’s ahead. 
  • January 4, 2011  Save These Dates! January – March events. http://p0.vresp.com/KUpYjwTuesday, January 11, 2011 through Thursday, January 13, 2011
    55th. On-site Wastewater Conference “Sustainable Wastewater Management – 60 Years and Counting” and
    March 2-5, 2011
    Power Your Future! Pumper And Cleaner International Environmental Expo –The Pumper Show!! and
    Wednesday, March 16, 2011 through Friday, March 18, 2011
    67th MEHA Annual Education Conference, Park Place Hotel Traverse City, Michigan

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