Let our voices unite to carry the message of Rural Water to our elected officials
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Let our voices unite to carry the message of Rural Water to our elected officials.
We must refocus our efforts to inform our elected leaders of the needs and concerns that daily effect public water and wastewater utilities throughout rural America.
If you are unable to join us on Capitol Hill, please contact both SC Senators and the congressional representatives of your district. Discuss your concerns on rising costs and any issues you face within your system and ask them for their full support in funding the programs that are provided by Rural Water association. This funding is necessary in order to continue to fund the staff that has been available to you through SCRWA since 1976.
on the NATIONAL LEVEL:
Contact your Legislators!!
Senators from South Carolina
DeMint, Jim - (R - SC)
|167 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
EMAIL Jim DeMint
|Graham, Lindsey - (R - SC)
|290 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
EMAIL Lindsey Graham
South Carolina Congressmen (CLICK HERE to view district map)
Education and the Workforce
Education and the Workforce
Oversight and Government Reform
Clyburn, James E.
||Assistant Democratic Leader
More information on the National Rural Water Rally 2012 can be viewed HERE
About the services provided by SC Rural Water Association:
Over the last several years the funding for SCRWA programs has decreased. It is vital that have our legislator's full support to continue to serve the water industry in S.C.
Programs that are NO LONGER FUNDED:
USDA Wastewater 2: provided free training classes and on-site assistance to wastewater treatment facilities up until July 2009
USDA Wastewater 3: provided on-site visits and assistance along with Board and Management training up until June 2009
Groundwater Program: provided staff to create free Groundwater plans for systems from February 1997 - May 2007
Vulnerability Assessment Program: assisted in addressing security issues after the 911 tragedy from Jan 2004 - April 2004
American Reinvestment & Recovery Act: provided two programs to assist in filing for infrastructure grants and federal assistance programs. ACR1 program ran from June 2009 - March 2011. ACR2 Program ran from June 2009 - Oct 2010.
EPA Sourcewater: Began in the fall of 2009 and funding was discontinued in August 2011
EPA Training & On-site Assistance Grant: provided free training and site visits up until August 2011
Currently Funded Programs:
USDA Circuit Riders 1 & 2 provides 2 field staff to assist drinking water treatment and distribution systems in complying with compliance, technical and operational issues.
USDA Sourcewater program assists utilities in creating, establishing, implementing and maintaining a comprehensive Sourcewater Protection Plan.
Wastewater Tech program provides site visits and technical assistance to wastewater treatment facilities in South Carolina
NOTE: All program services are provided to the utility systems in S.C. at NO COST to the utility system.
on the STATE LEVEL
Support the SCRWA LACI program
Please contact the elected officials in your district today!