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ALABAMA RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION. Operations Consultant Chris Harmon (334) 850-5896.

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1 ALABAMA RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION

2 Operations Consultant Chris Harmon (334)

3 Where do we begin? Founded in 1977 Non-Profit Trade Association organized as 501(c)6 Represents Interests of Public Water & Wastewater Utilities National Rural Water Association – Oklahoma

4 ARWA Largest Association in Alabama representing Water & Wastewater Utilities Only fully-staffed Water/Wastewater Association in the State Over 550 Water Systems 249 Wastewater Systems

5 Association Services Available to all Public Water Systems in Alabama Technical Assistance Technical Assistance CEH and Certification Training CEH and Certification Training Society of Water Professionals Society of Water Professionals Quarterly Magazine Quarterly Magazine Website Website Legislation Legislation Public Relations Public Relations Water Management Services, Inc. Water Management Services, Inc.

6 Water Technical Assistance Leak Detection Leak Detection Valve Location Valve Location Valve Mapping Valve Mapping Capacity Development System Evaluations Capacity Development System Evaluations CCR Assistance CCR Assistance Rate Analysis Rate Analysis Source Water Assessment Plan Source Water Assessment Plan Vulnerability Assessments Vulnerability Assessments Emergency Response Plans Emergency Response Plans Disinfectant Disinfection By Products Rule Disinfectant Disinfection By Products Rule Electronic MORS Transfer Electronic MORS Transfer Water Conservation Water Conservation BAC-T Sampling Plans BAC-T Sampling Plans Other Management, Technical & Financial Assistance Other Management, Technical & Financial Assistance

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8 Alabama Rural Water Associations Revolving Loan Fund Alabama Rural Water Association Source of financing for rural water and wastewater systems including municipalities up to 25,000 in population. Eligible applicants include municipalities, authorities, non-profit corporations, and cooperatives.

9 Loan purpose examples include: Matching funds for a CDBG project Emergency Well Repair Tank Painting and Maintenance Radio Read Meter Projects Auxiliary Generators Alabama Rural Water Association Alabama Rural Water Associations Revolving Loan Fund

10 Simple application process with a quick turnaround on completed applications. Low closing costs Loans available for a wide range of projects such as equipment and small capital projects. Favorable interest rates based on Rural Utility Service (RUS) rates. Maximum repayment period is 7 years Maximum loan amount is $100,000. Minimum loan amount is $25,000. Cannot exceed 75% of total project costs. Additional information and the application is Alabama Rural Water Association

11 WATER AND WASTEWATER RATE ANALYSIS Recommend Annual Review of Rates Recommend Annual Review of Rates Sufficient to Fund Debt Service Accounts Sufficient to Fund Debt Service Accounts Sufficient to Fund Replacement & Extension Accounts Sufficient to Fund Replacement & Extension Accounts Sufficient to Fund Routine Repairs and Maintenance Sufficient to Fund Routine Repairs and Maintenance Sufficient to Save for Long Range Needs & Short Lived Assets (Tank Painting, Meter Replacement, Equipment, etc.) Sufficient to Save for Long Range Needs & Short Lived Assets (Tank Painting, Meter Replacement, Equipment, etc.) Sufficient to Fund Regulatory Costs of New and Existing Rules Sufficient to Fund Regulatory Costs of New and Existing Rules Sufficient to Fund Daily Operating Costs Sufficient to Fund Daily Operating Costs

12 ARWA Asset Management Program Critical Asset Inventory including meters, valves, hydrants, manholes, lift stations and much more Utilizing State of the Art GPS Equipment and Sophisticated GIS Software Wall Maps 36 x 36 Map Books 18 x 24 Electronic Data also provided

13 USDA SOURCE WATER PROTECTION Identifying Potential Agricultural Contamination Risks Identifying Potential Agricultural Contamination Risks Managing Agricultural Land Use Managing Agricultural Land Use Developing Best Management Practices Developing Best Management Practices Educating the General Public Educating the General Public Protecting Drinking Water Supplies Protecting Drinking Water Supplies

14 Services Provided to Wastewater Utilities Inflow & Infiltration Evaluations Inflow & Infiltration Evaluations Treatment Plant Evaluations Treatment Plant Evaluations Collection System Evaluations Collection System Evaluations Sludge Evaluations Sludge Evaluations Manhole Locations Manhole Locations Technical Training Technical Training Laboratory Training Laboratory Training Rate Analysis Rate Analysis

15 Water, Wastewater and Board/Decision Maker Training Opportunities Technical Training Sessions Technical Training Sessions Continuing Education Hours Approved by ADEM Continuing Education Hours Approved by ADEM

16 Training Opportunities cont. Regulatory Updates Regulatory Updates Board Member Board Member Security Issues & Emergency Planning Security Issues & Emergency Planning Computer Applications Computer Applications Management & Finance Management & Finance

17 Certification Courses Water Water – Grades 1 – 4 Wastewater Wastewater – Grades 1c - 4

18 ARWA Quarterly Magazine Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter Informational Articles Regulatory Updates Technical Articles Associate Member Advertising Employment Opportunities Classified

19 ARWA Website Training Sessions Training Sessions State & Federal Agencies State & Federal Agencies Security Issues Security Issues Legislative News Legislative News Member Services Member Services Classified Classified Sales Sales Training Sessions Training Sessions State & Federal Agencies State & Federal Agencies Security Issues Security Issues Legislative News Legislative News Member Services Member Services Classified Classified Sales Sales

20 Society of Water Professionals Individual Membership Program CEH Management Database CEH Management Database Training Training Certification Renewal Assistance Certification Renewal Assistance Insurance Coverage - $7,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Coverage - $7,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment 10% Discount on ARWA Sales Items 10% Discount on ARWA Sales Items Free Membership to the alruralwaterforum Free Membership to the alruralwaterforum CEH Management Database CEH Management Database Training Training Certification Renewal Assistance Certification Renewal Assistance Insurance Coverage - $7,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Coverage - $7,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment 10% Discount on ARWA Sales Items 10% Discount on ARWA Sales Items Free Membership to the alruralwaterforum Free Membership to the alruralwaterforum

21 ARWA Annual Conference Largest Conference in the State for Water & Wastewater Utilities Technical Training – Approved CEHs Water, Wastewater and Management Golf Tournament Awards Program Over 150 Exhibitors Over 1500 in Attendance PAC Raffle Giveaway

22 35th ARWA ANNUAL CONFERENCE Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa At the Convention Center MARCH 10-13, 2013

23 Security and Emergency Planning Assistance Vulnerability Assessments Vulnerability Assessments System Evaluations System Evaluations Emergency Response Plans Emergency Response Plans Templates Templates Training Training

24 ARWA Legislative Efforts NRWA Rally each year in Washington D.C. NRWA Rally each year in Washington D.C. – Representing the interests of public water and wastewater utilities as they relate to the SDWA, CWA, USDA Loan & Grant Program, CDBG and the SRF

25 WATER MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC. Organized 2003 Organized 2003 Offering complete operation and management services to water & wastewater utilities throughout Alabama Offering complete operation and management services to water & wastewater utilities throughout Alabama Professional Staff Assistance Professional Staff Assistance Efficient Management Services Efficient Management Services Coordinated effort with public water utility Coordinated effort with public water utility Allowing public water and wastewater utilities to maintain their own identity Allowing public water and wastewater utilities to maintain their own identity Maintaining local control through utility governing body Maintaining local control through utility governing body

26 Operations Consultant Chris Harmon (334)

27 Alabama Rural Water Association 2576 Bell Road, Montgomery, AL Telephone Fax Website


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