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Please save the dates for our 44th Annual Workshop in Lake Placid, May 22-24, 2023!
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Starting January 1, 2023, ELAP certification will be required for all labs performing acute and chronic WET testing. NYSDEC and NYSDOH have granted a one year grace period for labs to become certified for these tests. It is IMPORTANT that you get written confirmation that the lab you have chosen is either already ELAP certified for WET testing or has started the certification process. If you use a lab that does not meet that criteria, the test results will not be accepted and you will be in violation of you SPDES permit. Below is a listing of labs that say they are either WET test certified or in the process of becoming certified for WET testing. Remember, just because the lab you are using for BOD, TSS, etc. is ELAP certified, that doesn't mean it is ELAP certified to perform WET testing. GET ELAP VERIFICATION IN WRITTING FIRST before contracting with a lab. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact NYRWA.
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Listed in the attachment in alphabetical order are independent laboratories that claim to be capable of performing acute and chronic whole effluent toxicity tests based on methods described by the EPA. The following list is not an endorsement by NYSDEC.
The listed laboratories have not been visited, inspected or certified by NYSDEC. This list does not preclude the use of other laboratories, as long as the required methods are followed.
The Rural Water Loan Fund (RWLF) is a funding program specifically designed to meet the unique needs of small water and wastewater utilities.
The RWLF provides low-cost loans for short-term repair costs, small capital projects, or pre-development costs associated with larger projects. The RWLF was established through a grant from the USDA/RUS, and repaid funds used to replenish the fund and make new loans.
Learn more about the Rural Water Loan Fund
Have you received water and/or wastewater technical assistance from NYRWA? Have you attended NYRWA in-person or web-based training? Has your system benefited from a Source Water Protection Plan or Energy Efficiency Assessment from NYRWA? If so, WE NEED YOUR HELP! NYRWA is respectfully asking our system members to draft and submit letters of support for the services you have received. These letters are crucial so we can deliver your message to our elected representatives that more needs to be done to fund water and wastewater infrastructure. Please, we need as many members as possible to draft the support letters on your letterhead and mail to our office at:
Let's make this letter writing campaign a huge success, please participate. We thank you in advance for your consideration.
Don't have time to spend traveling to sit in a class all day? The best place to receive renewal web based training is at home or work, whichever your schedule allows. You can work at your own pace. SunCoast Learning Systems offers some great topics that will fit your certification requirement needs. Online courses are New York State approved and offer the flexibility and convenience you are looking for. For more information call 1-800-269-1181 or visit https://www.suncoastlearning.com/courses/ny.
Help EFC fund as many water quality projects as possible.
Your participation in the Clean Watersheds Needs Survey is critical, and there's still time to submit. EFC has extended the survey to Dec. 23, 2022 to collect more submissions and ensure New York State continues to receive a high level of funding for water quality infrastructure projects. Together with other communities, your participation will show the state's high level of need for water quality infrastructure funding to federal lawmakers who decide how much money New York State will receive.
We're asking you to share specific documentation about your community's water quality infrastructure needs. This may include a combination of fillable forms and documents that you may already have available. Please submit your information as soon as possible. Cost documentation received after Dec. 23, 2022 may not be counted.
Resources & Next Steps
Thank you for your assistance with this important initiative. If you have any questions, please contact EFC at 518-402-6924 or email@example.com.
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