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In The Issue
SCRWA Annual Conference will be held August 31 - September 2 at the Embassy Suites in North Charleston.

Features
The Center for Watershed Protection will hold its Annual Conference September 22-25, 2009, at the Clarion Hotel Downtown in Columbia, SC. Topics include Why Watersheds?, Evaluate Local Programs and Regulations and Hands on Field Work.

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News
Streamlines: Following is a roundup of actions in the 111th Congress affecting the US water industry.

Legislation
The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 provides significant funding for states to finance high priority infrastructure projects needed to ensure clean and safe drinking water.

Signed into law on February 17, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)of 2009 is one of the largest economic stimulus packages put together by a single country to counter the economic downturn and rising job loss that went into high gear in September 2008.

It appears that July will be a month when Congress will make significant steps toward changing the way healthcare is delivered in America. Upon return from the July 4th holiday, Congress will resume work on crafting legislation that attempts to cover the uninsured, while at the same time controlling cost.

Regulation
A groundwater mixing zone is one of many tools and options that may be used in appropriate situations when groundwater quality standards are not met at a site. Groundwater mixing zones are contained in a state regulation...

Conservation
Webcast

This section provides examples of both real-world and model ordinances that can be used to guide future growth while safeguarding local natural resources. The intent is to provide language and ideas that communities and stormwater managers can incorporate when constructing an ordinance for their local area.

For useful information on:
Managing Wet Weather with Green Infrastructure
Municipal Handbook
Rainwater Policies Harvesting

Archived webcasts: Compliance with the MS4 program and stormwater issues.

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Events
Registration is OPEN and time is running out! Come join us in North Charleston for the 33rd Annual Technical Conference & Exhibit Show...

SCRWA has chartered a bus to take attendees to the H2O XPO in Louisville, Kentucky. The bus will pick up from three locations in South Carolina on October 6, 2009, and will arrive in Louisville in early evening. Thursday, October 7 will be spent exploring the XPO and attendees will return on the 8th.

The 3rd Annual District 3 Meeting held at Rocky Knoll on May 22, 2009 was a great success!

Operations
The use of white paint in identifying a proposed excavation location is an integral piece to the successful completion of an excavation project. In fact, there are several reasons why white lining should be used 100% of the time regardless of whether or not one can clearly and accurately identify the excavation location.

management
SCRWA has joined forces with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., one of the world's largest insurance brokerage and risk management services firms, to provide a full range of insurance protection.

Certification
There will be 2 certification classes taught at the SCRWA Annual Conference in Charleston, August 31 - September 3.

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