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November 2005 Issue
KRWA and the Legislature
Water and wastewater system planning needs
Upcoming workshops deal with water dispute resolution
Herbicide over-spray complicates routine project
Water infrastructure trickles down to economics
Backflow protection: how well is your water system protected?
Eminent Domain is in the news - what does it mean to you?
Council Grove water plant upgrades make ozone primary disinfectant
Maintenance: do it or risk losing your facilities
When are 7 U.S.C.A. 1926(b) cases justified?
The TOC removal requirement: is it necessary?
Monitoring, costs for cities and RWDs purchasing water may jump
Developers - coming your way fast!
Public Wholesale Water District No. 13 - a dream realized
Morrill community pulls together on KAN STEP
No more city, county sales taxes on residential non-commercial and agricultural water purchases in 2006
The Money Line
Data back-up - to avoid a data loss disaster
New Tools available for Source Water Protection
Power & water - a hundred year story
Education plays its role in water protection
Winfield upgrades water treatment plant
Planning for customers - past, present and future
Save that well before it collapses
Agra installs new water system with help from KAN STEP
Wellhead protection: local people finding local solutions
Employees and decision-makers - partners for the common good
KRWA membership roster
Bits & Pieces
Fun & Philosophy
July 2005 Issue
Legislative agendas: easier said than done
Addressing challenges, finding solutions
Impact of compliance costs set at $61 million for Kansas systems
Legislative letters support Kansas water
Biofilms in systems with combined chlorine
Nonpoint source pollution. How can one help?
What you never learned about hiring an engineer or negotiating an engineering contract
Peristaltic pumps deliver with reliability
Wilsey, city and trailhead with a future
Measuring up: KRWA helps with first steps to building success
Sustaining Kansas communities: RWDs construct new facilities
Washington KAN STEP: fire and EMS facility is now in service
Training: a transfer of information - or can you see what's being said?
Osage City: years ahead in meeting DBPR requirements
As advertised - and more! Conference 2005
Carbondale comeback: water treatment plant under control
Other utilities push economic development - should water systems do the same?
Delbert "Bert" Zerr joins the KRWA team
Reducing algae growth in wastewater treatment
Overtime: pay now or PAY later
KRWA helps Camp Kanza Boy Scouts provide clean safe water
New state-of-the-art water plant goes online for the city of Iola
Water supply problems challenge extreme southeast Kansas
Impending EPA Ground Water Rule implementation
Dogs 'N Roses
March 2005 Issue
Ice storm teaches lessons, cooperation
Water Plan initiatives advanced by Kansas Water Authority
Out with the liars and the cheats
Lead levels misrepresented in U.S. cities
Wastewater worker hazard protection
Some perspectives on 1926(b) cases
It's not KRWA: It's YOU!
Bottled water all set to help, not hurt, tap water purveyors
Larned Water - capacity and infrastructure enhancement
Flow meters to determine wells' impact on Solomon drainage
The digital ortho aerial photo - cornerstone of GIS/GPS mapping
KRWA's 2005 Conference & Exhibition: Quality Water - Sustaining Kansas Communities
Kansas Water Plan pays for assistance to reduce high water loss
Data loggers are efficient troubleshooting tools
Disinfectants and Disinfection By-Products ...the suspicions, the truth and the solutions
Concrete countertops? Try this for creative expression
Water loss means wasted resource, expenses and lost revenue
Continuous chlorine monitoring helps systems ensure quality
Small systems impacted by new drinking water regulations
Cooperation - key to regional system development
Working to make KAN STEP work for you
Source Water Protection requires teamwork
December 2004 Issue
KRWA helps ensure your community's future
Sustaining communities is KRWA's dedication
Financial decisions today key to future Water Plan success
KRWA receives Magazine of the Year Award
New staff members join the ranks of KRWA
FLSA: Impact for systems and organizations alike
KRWA expands mapping and technical support services
GPS mapping - moving systems into the digital era
Sanitary surveys illustrate a water system's deficiencies
KDHE Bureau of Water adopts new regulations
New landmark on Marion County horizon
Emergency assistance, new operator training goes to work
What do you call an emergency?
Grassland Reserve Program - water security for the future
Source water protection is paramount to any system
KRWA Annual Conference 2005
Losing your operator? Challenge or crisis?
Marion County water project thirsts for funding
Chlorine and ammonia reactions: maintain the correct ratio
Wastewater systems need regular maintenance
Job partners: awareness and safety
Ten ways to increase security for under $10
Issuance of new Kansas sales tax exemption certificates
Looking for solutions? Get involved!
RUS withdraws grant program for private water wells
New rules, new regulations, new technologies
Eudora's wastewater plant now conserving potable water use
In celebration of and education about the gift of water
Corning works as one
Tank inspection means more than looking at paint
Don't judge phosphates on costs alone
Well clean-up helps Gypsum produce better water
July 2004 Issue
"KanDo" attitude sets KRWA apart
Legislature passes provision for cities, RWDs to pay Fee vs. tax
KRWA announces two new programs; staff changes
KRWA will work to do more, not less
Regional solutions for regional needs
Mapping: The first step to the digital era
KDHE sponsors new emergency assistance, operator training
Trials and tribulations of Rawlins County: McDonald's involvement
McPherson BPU's plans pay off
Source water protection is paramount for any system
Sabetha honors; dedicates Veterans' Memorial
Good water and sound operations essential to system's health
Conference Roundup, 2004
Meet the Award Winners!
Exhibitors & Speakers
Hotels for 2005
Follow thru = goal achieved
Kansas Ag Department receives EPA award
Safety first - it's a must
Containment systems help ensure chlorine capture
H.S.A.? Who's eligible for a health savings account?
Regulatory news from Washington
Rules, regulations and recordkeeping
Water loss problems? Let's check those master meters
LT1ESWTR: New reg will test operators' skills
March 2004 Issue
KRWA works to be relevant and dynamic
Legislative update: bills of interest to water systems
KRWA announces changes in staff
KRWA works to help others help themselves
It ain't easy being Kansas - but it's better than the alterative
Careful listening vs. fast-food society
New GPS-GIS training coming
Fire hydrants on rural water districts: risky venture or benefit
Rate increase by Topeka draws ire of RWD purchasers
Retaining walls add function and character to projects
Proposed development seen as threat to water quality
Asset Management and Strategic Planning: good partners for your system's future
Public partnership proves successful
Do you have demons in your water well
Selecting backflow prevention hardware
"Quality That Kansans Count On!" - 2004 Conference : see the conference on this site
Scada upgrade pumps more water for less money
Timely repairs saves wastewater stabilization ponds
Expensive upgrades driven by new regulations: just how much is $33.7 million?
From water to prison - and back in water
Correct installation of meters is critical to accuracy
Seneca makes improvements to wastewater system
Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule, monitoring and reporting issues
Is your water system - or its management - up for sale?
Howard, KS: population 800, rebuilds its sewer system
November 2003 Issue
Easements: Not easy anymore!
80 foot fall kills water tower worker in Columbus, KS
Partners leave no system behind!
Board training, sure -- but board certification?
"Quik Theory" helps determine meter accuracy
Enterprise makes KAN STEP work
Communication: Important tool needed for construction
Vulnerability assessments: Required of some, helpful for all
Wellhead protection: Merely a written plan - or a plan they're writing home about?
Drought + broken service line = emergency
Water tower dedicated to Butler RWD 8 operator
Announcing KRWA's 2004 Conference & Exhibition
A GPS primer - the basics
High resolution photography - benefits and costs
Remapping of RWDs ongoing
Small town of Clyde makes big stride
Testing meters - and what you lose by not doing it
Interest rates: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Improving water well operations begins with drillers' logs
Chlorine dioxide: Pros and cons in Kansas
Annexation vs. encroachment
July 2003 Issue
KRWA participates in Rural Water Rally
Improving management for better drinking water
Safe water provides opportunities otherwise unavailable
Lawsuits center on the question: Just what is a Kansas stream?
13+ Kansas water systems impacted by nitrates
Atchison RWD 4 locates water loss contributors
Use of innovative materials helps KAN STEP projects
Operator training and training preferences
Oil and water don't mix
Cleaned wells and pipes improve water quality at Burdett
GPS Mapping: methods used by KRWA
Public Wholesale 4 wins Great American Water Taste Test
Crowds make 2003 Conference a success; meet award winners (in pdf format; may take a few minutes to load)
Read all about the 2003 Conference (html format; just link page by page)
Awards and winners named at 2003 Conference
Are you ready for CMOM?
Gov. Sebelius appoints Joe Harkins interim director of the Kansas Water Office
Bubble-up or wake-up? How would you like your meters?
Radio-read meters: One Kansas water district's experience
Dripping hydrants and other surprises
Controlling taste and odor at surface water treatment plants
Enhance your quality of life
Dissolved oxygen technology
Filtration alternatives and water treatment for small systems
A review of backflow and cross connection control
March 2003 Issue
County-wide dinner meetings big hit with RWDs
Communication is key to timely project development
Computers help even the smallest water utilities
Design-build is new and different, but it works
A suggestion for Medicaid reform
Capital Improvement Plans - essential tools for success
Scorecard on water conservation efforts
KAN STEP: A concrete solution to community needs
Practical training covers high and low tech needs
Plumbing Code, water distribution and sewer systems
Groundwater Management Districts propose regulations
Simple fix solves dirty water problem for Bentley
KRWA's Annual Conference & Exhibition (in pdf format; may take a few minutes to load)
Big Dividends for solar-powered equipment in wastewater treatment
Water level drops in drought area
Surface water systems prepare for Disinfection By-Products Rule
$2.9 million upgrade completed at Baxter Springs
Waldo finishes fire station addition
Farm rules don't protect groundwater
Ellsworth completes $2.6 million plant upgrade
Working together, getting results
November 2002 Issue
Is a telecommunication antenna right for your storage tank?
Threat to water system raises question: Who's in charge?
Communication is first step to cooperation
The LMI Survey -- all important tool for CDBG programs
ASWAT released for Source Water Assessments
Water: In the News!
Tuttle Creek Dam "upgrade" update
So what's a Status Quo?
Part II: How do we protect our water systems?
New regs pose major hurdles for small surface water plants
New energy generation from Kansas' wind
Mosquitoes, your system and the West Nile Virus
Maytag says "Thank You" to Bern and Nemaha RWD 1
Long Term Care vs. Acute Medical Care
Kansas Rural Development announces projects
Innovation solves selenium issue for Glade
Historically low interest rates bring good and bad
Dennis Schwartz ends term as NRWA President
City of Nickerson improves water system
Capacity Development: developing more than just capacity
Bits & Pieces
Water treatment plant maintenance begins with housekeeping
Water system service territory dispute continues
July 2002 Issue
Your Association is only a phone call away
Accomplishments in 2001: sales tax and mapping
Air stripper improves water quality in Washington, KS
KAN STEP: Community Self-Help
Information is only valuable if used
Hoisington, KS - one year later
Do you know the major threats to your drinking water quality?
Groundwater pollution serious, but the state's working on it (PDF format)
Conference Roundup: Breaking records yet again (PDF format)
Meet the Award Winners, Conference 2002 (PDF format)
Emporia's water: one of the Nation's best!
2002 Kansas ice storm found systems unprepared
Tuttle Creek Dam and the Big One . Earthquake that is
Filter maintenance essential to meet new SDWA regs
KRWA mapping program moves forward
T. J. Dickerson passes away
Backflow prevention? What is that?
Getting your city or RWD in good financial shape
How do we protect our water systems?
Board/Council Member Do's and Do Not's
Tower controls pay off
March 2002 Issue
Finding and keeping good board members
People Make the Difference
Territorial disputes often over power, money or influence -- not just water
$640,000 question: replace or repair the collection system?
Kansas Water Assurance Districts: What are they?
Customers rebuild waste system in Ellis RWD 2
New emphasis by KRWA for on-site help for boards/councils
Chlorine residual assures quality, fulfills required regs
KDHE's Source Water Assessment Program - Prelude to Wellhead Protection
Water loss = money lost
Shut off policies and procedures: Do yours need an overhaul?
Example Policy for discontinuance of service for a RWD . . .
Example ordinance for discontinuance of service for a city
Notice for Discontinuance of Service - Municipal or RWD
Politicians should not make technical decisions
Peabody gets new water supply from Hillsboro
Emergency water supply plan is a must
When people "work" - it makes a difference
KRWA announces 2 new staff members for mapping program
November 2001 Issue
Are you a LEADER?
People do make the difference
Agreement unexpectedly causes headaches for RWD
Meet KRWA's new Source Water Tech
Thermal expansion can be deadly
Council Grove: high quality water in the Flint Hills
Nemaha RWD 1 completed Kan Step project
Stockton dedicates new $2.8 million plant
Preventing terrorism: every utility's new frontier
City of Horton develops new well field
Wastewater reuse saves $$ for Kansas communities
Accurate meters are an investment, not an expense
Murphy's Law vs. backflow prevention
New GPS mapping program in development
Kan Step works - I'm excited to help
Balancing dollars vs. dependable supply: PWWSD 18's solution
Affordability of arsenic, other water regs starts debate
Awareness and Vigilance: Rural and Small System Threat Readiness and Response
What is GASB-34 -- and why should you care?
July 2001 Issue
Will you, or won't you, make the difference
Sales tax exemption signed
Hot weather brings water quality concerns
Does the new water banking bill mean Kansas can stop worrying about aridity?
How to avoid rate shock
Water conservation should be year-round effort
Hoisington disaster unparalled for small town
Conference roundup: The beat goes on
Ringworms, water well protection and catfish
City of Clay Center and minimum desirable streamflow administration
Cleaning pipelines benefits Nemaha RWD 1
It's time water systems develop advertising campaigns
Cross connection liability for the water purveyor
Removing sludge can be self-help project
On-site help - when and where it's needed
Working with neighbors is important
System operators have real responsibilities
Decentralized wastewater system planned in Sedgwick County
March 2001 Issue
Fulfilling the mission
Bottled water costs more, so it must be better, right?
Systems benefit from their association
Water loss not always due to leaks
Glad to be joining the KRWA team
Electrical maintenance workshops always popular
What every new operator and system should know
Water use reporting requirements
Source Water Assessment: Local decisions, local remedies
A little common sense goes a long way
Regulation vs. reasonableness
November 2000 Issue
I've had my fill
Kansas Drinking Water Loan Fund sets the standard
Arsenic and radon regs will hit hard
Open meetings and open records: The screws tighten
EPA regs won't trample on private property rights -- but could be expensive
Missed CCR deadlines: Arrogance or ignorance?
Witches, flying monkeys and wellhead protection in the land of Oz
Case study: Morrill gets help, solves problem
Pay now or pay later?
Questions about wastewater disinfection
Certificate of Appropriation: Your vitally important water rights document
Water conservation starts with you
Customer surveys: Antidote for the grapevine!
Changing filter media helps Chetopa
Chlorination -- the extra measure of protection
NRWA celebrates 25th anniversary
July 2000 Issue
When will the madness end?
Whaddaya mean, no water? There's plenty of water in Kansas
Nose warts and wellhead protection
KRWA initiates new Water Rights Program
What's new at the parts house?
KRWA training in 2000: Back to the BASICS
Backup supplies, CCRs and the Web
Can you handle it?
Conference roundup: Breaking the barrier: 2000 + in 2000
New regulations coming fast
Let's talk safety
Formoso digs KAN STEP
Increasing revenues without increasing rates
March 2000 Issue
Hello! Is anyone out there?
On swallerin' frogs
Money: Your board's No. 1 topic
Wastewater help a phone call away
Training targets hot topics
Fluoridation is safe and effective
Plans + Service = The Future
Here to serve . . .
It's 2000! Are you onboard?
Observations and opinions
Common Sense on Meter Installation
Capacity development will help
November 1999 Issue
Are you ready to trade?
Water loss reduction success
Time to talk back
Consumer Confidence Reports tell the story
Capacity development: Opportunity or Threat?
Public Water Loan Fund and KIAC get high marks
Turbidity compliance protects public health
From Marysville to KRWA
Public Water Supply Loan Fund biannual report card
Source Water Protection: Has your water system been vaccinated?
More regulations -- more responsibility
RWD gets tank interior project under warranty
Now that I'm retired
July 1999 Issue
What kind of people constitute KRWA?
Action is what makes a difference
Capacity development -- new "must-know" tool
New regulations will affect source water systems
Regional water system concept seems appropriate
Is your self contained breathing apparatus ready?
Operator for hire
Water loss work continues
Denitrification in Kansas
Tapping contest draws big crowd
Spending public water supply loan funds faster
Water loss determination: for what it's worth
Congratulations to Steve Dawson and City of Oakley
Bits & Pieces: Sales tax bill fails (again)
March 1999 Issue
Our commitment - our profession
From under the dome into the pipeline
A time to reflect
Greetings, Lifeline readers
Helping you deliver
Small town survival steps
City of Preston rethinks solutions
Impressions -- terrific or terrible?
Wastewater topics popular at KRWA conference
The Little Water Rascals open conference
Protecting our water
Focusing on compliance
High Plains aquifer study will generate hard data on groundwater depletion
November 1998 Issue
Training doesn't cost -- it pays!
The housewife and the need for cross-connection control
Dealing with the media when you're under attack
Computer change epidemic hits
Source Water Assessment: Time to move on
Options for financing
Milk from the cow -- water from the faucet
Kansas self-help: Small towns environment
Emergency plan gets test
KDHE sampling rwds in Kansas for vinyl chloride
Getting ready for winter
Consumer Confidence Reports: Fast train coming
Water and wastewater pricing, part II
Bad news bugs
July 1998 Issue
A bright future is ahead
Why municipal and rural systems NEED strategic planning sessions
Computer blues? You're not alone
Getting a handle on water and wastewater pricing
Working together brings results
Easements are necessary -- but there is always the exception
Source water assessments are new SDWA requirement
Statewide water needs survey uncovers unexpected growth
Source water assessment program
Water loss problems won't go away
A "free solution" to one city's major wastewater problems
Leave it to beaver . . .
Encroaching by rural water districts
Guidelines for the installation of backflow preventers
1998 conference attendance shatters records
March 1998 Issue
New era, new demands, new results
Prompting regulatory responsibility
1997's defining moments for KRWA
Job interviews not what they used to be
Surface Water Quality Commission opens -- or reflects -- split in Kansas
Customer complaints deserve careful handling
Wulverine whuppers, badger busters
Wastewater program gains advocates
A filter for this, a filter for that
Mount Hope is on the rebound
Sourcewater protection starts at the grassroots level
It's good to be back in Kansas
November 1997 Issue
Something for Everyone
Who's in Charge of your System's Future?
A Turn-Around Success Story
Another Letter from Eustis
Hog Issue is More than just Smell
Where Have We Been?
Special help for high loss systems
The Need for Backflow Prevention
Web Browsing for Grownups
Getting SRF Dollars in Kansas
New SDWA $$$ Help Small Systems
July 1997 Issue
How Do You Measure Success?
New State Loan Program Coming
Familiar Face . . . Different Place
Control System Options
Adventures in Fire Fighting
Have Boat, Will Float
Where, Oh Where Are Those Valves?
The Wingding at the Wichita Superdome
Protecting Public Water Supplies at the Source
Dentists and Backflow Prevention
March 1997 Issue
New Challenges for '97 and Beyond
Making Tracks for the Future
Here Tank, There a Tank
Groundwater, Source Water Protection
July 1995 Issue
Bottled water flunks the test