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2001 On Tap Fall
National Envrionmental Services Center

Cover Story:

Smart Growth & Small Communities: Sprawl Comes to Rural America

Feature Articles:

• Water Wars: Whose water is it and why do I need a permit to use it?

• Funding Water Projects in the Mountain State: The West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council

• If the CCC Built It, It’s Probably Still There

• Regulations: How in the world does EPA make them?

• The Odd Couple: The Nature Conservancy and EPA’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund

DWQUNL03DL/Magazine: 52 pp. (2001)

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2001 On Tap Spring
National Environmental Services Center

Cover Story:

Distribution Systems: The next big issue for the water industry?

Feature Articles:

• Distribution 101: How does water get from the source to your tap?

• A Brief History of Drinking Water Distribution

• What’s the word on cross connections, backflow, and biofilms?

• Lessons You Can Learn from Other’s Mistakes; Problems Plague Utility Project

• Drinking Water Operators Train on the Internet

• Voluntary Regionalism Brings Supply, Saving to Neighbors

DWQUNL01DL/Magazine: 52 pp. (2001)

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2001 On Tap Summer
National Environmental Services Center

Cover Story:

Earthquake! Is your water system on shaky ground?

Feature Articles:

• Drought: Making it Though a Dry Spell

• Flood: Before and After the Rising Water

• 2003 Deadline on the Horizon: States Progress Well with Source Water Assessments

• Pump Project Brings Water to Remote Village

DWQUNL02DL/Magazine: 52 pp. (2001)

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2002 On Tap Fall
National Envrionmental Services Center

Cover Story:

Employees Keep the Water Flowing: How do we keep the employees?

Feature Articles:

• Worker’s Compensation 101: What Employers and Employees need to know

• An American Operator Explores the Horn of Africa

• The Economics of Water Loss: What is Unaccounted for Water?

• Crisis Communication: Building a Network to Keep Drinking Water Safe

• Arsenic Rule Exemptions

DWQUNL07DL/Magazine: 52 pp. (2002)

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2002 On Tap Spring
National Envrionmental Services Center

Cover Story:

Getting Citizens Involved: Public Participation Helps Communities and Residents

Feature Articles:

• Teaching Children about the Hydrologic Cycle

• The Canaan Valley Institute: Helping Communities Help Themselves

• Local Government Environmental Advisory Boards

• Residents, Water Utilities, Struggle Through Floods, Aftermath

DWQUNL05DL/Magazine: 56 pp. (2002)

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2002 On Tap Summer
National Envrionmental Services Center

Cover Story:

All About Arsenic: New Rule Triggers Controversy, Confusion, and Concession

Feature Articles:

• The Operator’s Other Job: Working With Community Government

• Drought, Mysteries, and History

• Drought Feeds Fires in the West

• Fire Protection: Sometimes the Upside has a Downside

• Get the Most out of a Drinking Water Project

• Paying the Bills: Collecting What’s Owed to a Water Utility

• Running Out of Water? Dual Systems May Be Answer for Small Communities

DWQUNL06DL/Magazine: 52 pp. (2002)

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2002 On Tap Winter
National Envrionmental Services Center

Cover Story:

Are water systems a terrorist target?

Feature Articles:

• Crisis Communications: Keeping Your Community Informed During Emergencies

• Water Systems Should Polish Security Plans

• What are the potential BW threats to water?

• U.S. Can Learn from International Utilities’ Security Measures

• Where’s the money? Using EPA’s Revolving Loan Fund to Bolster Security

DWQUNL04DL/Magazine: 52 pp. (2002)

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2003 On Tap Fall
National Envrionmental Services Center

Cover Story:

Groundwater 101

Feature Articles:

• Groundwater Remediation: Saving the Source

• How well is your well?

• Show Me The Money (And How to Manage It) Environmental Finance Centers Explain Fiscal Management

• Wellhead Protection: Big Benefits for Small Systems

• The Search for a High Yield Well

• Taking the Mystery Out of the Stage 1-DPB Rule

DWQUNL11DL/Magazine: 54 pp. (2003)

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2003 On Tap Summer
National Environmental Services Center

Cover Story:

When Enough is Enough: Sustainable Development

Feature Articles:

• Overcoming Obstacles: Women Beg, Borrow, and Swap to Build Water System

• Water System Consolidation Works

• On the Trail of the Elusive Water Leak

• Videoconferences Provide Solution to Training Challenges

• Lower Brule Tribe Builds New Water Plant

• Filter Backwash Rule Set to Take Effect

DWQUNL10DL/Magazine: 56 pp. (2003)

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2003 On Tap Winter
National Envrionmental Services Center

Cover Story:

Endocrine Disruptors: What are they doing to you?

Feature Articles:

• Grassroots Watershed Protection: County Group Works to Clean Up Waterways

• Water Boards

• Security and Emergency Planning: Community-Wide Efforts Require Preparation

• Ideal Training Solutions for Water Operators

• New Methods for Removing Arsenic

• Besides SRF and RUS funding what are some alternatives?

DWQUNL08DL/Magazine: 60 pp. (2003)

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2003 OnTap Spring
National Envrionmental Services Center

Cover Story:

Privatization: When Public Goes Private

Feature Articles:

• Can Public Water Utilities Compete with Bottled Water?

• The Village of Hinkley, California: Chromium-6 takes Center Stage

• December 2003 is Deadline for Small Systems and DPBs

• The Information Age is Here: Small Town Web Sites Proliferate

• Conservation 101

• International Drinking Water Regulations: The Developed World Sets the Standards

DWQUNL09DL/Magazine: 60 pp. (2003)

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2004 On Tap Fall
National Envrionmental Services Center

Cover Story:

A Tie That Binds: Public Drinking Water and Public Health

Feature Articles:

• Emerging and Re-emerging Pathogens

• To Fluoridate or Not

• Disinfection Byproducts and Waterborne Diseases

• Q&A: What does ppm or ppb mean?

• In New England, Source Water Protection Just Makes Sense

• Obtaining Accurate, Complete Information Isn’t Easy

DWQUNL15DL/Magazine: 64 pp. (2004)

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2004 On Tap Spring
National Envrionmental Services Center

Cover Story:

Regionalization: Forced, Voluntary, and Somewhere in Between

Feature Articles:

• Regional Water Authority Helps Western New York

• Security: What have we learned?

• Virginia Creates Training Opportunities for Operators

• Q&A: How will the Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule affect my system?

• Distribution System Operator Certification: Is your state’s program up to speed?

• Mutual Aid: Communities Work to Help Each Other

• Making the Grade: Schools Get Drinking Water Report Cards

DWQUNL13DL/Magazine: 64 pp. (2004)

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2004 On Tap Summer
National Envrionmental Services Center

Cover Story:

Running Your System Like a Good Business

Feature Articles:

• Proper Rates are Critical for Financial Health

• Water System Management Training in Mississippi

• How do we keep the employees?

• Making Sure it all Adds Up: Financial Accounting for Small Systems

• Asset Management from Theory to Reality

• Tact Helps You Collect What’s Past Due

• Insurance for Water Utilities

• Internal Control for Small Water Systems

• Keeping Records: How long is enough?

DWQUNL14DL/Magazine: 68 pp. (2004)

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2004 On Tap Winter
National Envrionmental Services Center

Cover Story:

You’d Be Surprised Who’s Stealing Your Water

Feature Articles:

• EPA’s Technical Assistance Centers

• A Lesson in Microbiology

• RUS Water and Wastewater Loans and Grants Program

• How Old is Your Water

• Why bother with a valve exercising program?

• Show Me Ratemaker

• Taking the Mystery Out of the Stage 1-DPB Rule

DWQUNL12DL/Magazine: 60 pp. (2004)

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2005 On Tap Fall
National Envrionmental Services Center

Cover Story:

There’s an easier way to save water—Accentuate the Positive: How Social Marketing Makes a Difference

Feature Articles:

• Water Conservation

• New Water Commission Comes Online after 13 Years of Hard Work

• NESC Partners with Engineers Without Borders-USA—African Village Receives Site Assessment

• Q&A: What is the Groundwater Rule?

• Tribes Persist to get Fair Shake

DWQUNL19DL/Magazine: 56 pp. (2005)

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2005 On Tap Spring
National Envrionmental Services Center

Cover Story:

Testing the Water

Feature Articles:

• Understanding Lab Data

• Q&A: What is laboratory certification?

• How sanitary is your bacteriological sampling site?

• Avoiding Outrage in Risk Communication

• The Risks of Bottled Drinking Water

DWQUNL17DL/Magazine: 44 pp. (2005)

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2005 On Tap Summer
National Envrionmental Services Center

Cover Story:

Planning for a Changing Workforce

Feature Articles:

• Infrastructure and Economic Development

• Managing Capital Improvement Projects

• Q&A: Lead and Copper Rule Revisions

• Private Well Disinfection

• A Century of Water Treatment

• Getting Operators Into the Classroom

DWQUNL18DL/Magazine: 64 pp. (2005)

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2005 On Tap Winter
National Envrionmental Services Center

Cover Story:

Across the Divide: Sharing Great Lakes Water

Feature Articles:

• A Good Connection: Cell Phone Companies and Water Towers

• Optimization: Helping Small Water Plants Improve their Product

• Emergency Response Planning: Ready or Not

• Succession Planning: A Challenge for the 21st Century?

• Self-Help Virginia: Helping Communities Help Themselves to Water

• Public Meetings: Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Rest

• Wastewater Reuse: Conserves Water and Protects Waterways

DWQUNL16DL/Magazine: 64 pp. (2005)

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2006 On Tap Fall
National Envrionmental Services Center

Cover Story:

Climate Change Challenges: Water’s Future Might be In Question

Feature Articles:

• Water Supplies Decrease as Drought Lingers

• Water Wars: Whose Water Is It and Why Do I Need a Permit To Use It?

• How To: Handle Chlorine Safely

DWQUNL23DL/Magazine: 40 pp. (2006)

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2006 On Tap Spring
National Envrionmental Services Center

Cover Story:

Land Conservation: A Permanent Solution for Drinking Water Source Protection

Feature Articles:

• An Awesome Responsibility: Water Board Members Perform Valuable Community Service

• Best Management Practices Help Control Water Loss

• Protecting Your Groundwater Source

• Disaster Can Strike Anywhere: These Resources Will Help You Prepare Your Community

DWQUNL21DL/Magazine: 56 pp. (2006)

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2006 On Tap Summer
National Envrionmental Services Center

Cover Story:

Watershed Approach Helps Mend Waterways

Feature Articles:

• Lessons Learned

• Watershed Success Stories

• A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall

• Asset Management: A New Frontier for Utilities

• Raising Water Infrastructure Awareness

DWQUNL22DL/Magazine: 40 pp. (2006)

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2006 On Tap Winter
National Envrionmental Services Center

Cover Story:

Massive Recovery

Feature Articles:

• Conservation Starts at Home, Saves Water and Money

• Beyond the Ivory Tower American Universities Are Home to Valuable Services

• Living Upstream

• Q&A: What is the Disinfection By-Products Rule?

DWQUNL20DL/Magazine: 68 pp. (2006)

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2007 On Tap Fall
National Envrionmental Services Center

Cover Story:

Controlling Cross Connections and Preventing Backflow

Feature Articles:

• Putting Your Watershed Plan to Work: How Watershed Groups Can Maintain Momentum

• How to Set Up a Basic Cross-Connection Control Program

• Are You Ready for Winter?

• DWQUNL27DL/Magazine: 40 pp. (2007)

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2007 On Tap Spring
National Envrionmental Services Center

Cover Story:

Working Together: Factors Leading to Water System Mergers

Feature Articles:

• Assessing Your Watershed: Techniques for Measuring Conditions and Water Quality

• All You Need to Know, From Idea to Funding: RUS Water and Wastewater Loans and Grants Program

• Energy Audit May Offer Cost Savings to Utilities

• A New Measure of Success: Federal Programs Use Program Assessment Rating Tool

DWQUNL25DL/Magazine: 40 pp. (2007)

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2007 On Tap Summer
National Envrionmental Services Center

Cover Story:

What’s a Private Well Owner to Do? Eight Tips for Maintaining Your Well

Feature Articles:

• Crafting a Watershed Plan

• A Market-based Approach to Improving Water Quality

• Avoid Pitfalls in Choosing a Water Meter

• Q&A: Water Conservation in the Home

DWQUNL26DL/Magazine: 40 pp. (2007)

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2007 On Tap Winter
National Envrionmental Services Center

Cover Story:

The Future Starts Now: Setting Rates Helps Systems Today and Tomorrow

Feature Articles:

• Launching a Watershed Plan: Getting a Proper Start Improves Results Down the Road

• Getting Good PR Out of Your CCR

• Road Map to the Future: Capital Improvements Planning for Small Water Systems

• Who Needs What Training? National Needs Assessment Provides Answers

• Calculating Rate Adequacy and Affordability

DWQUNL24DL/Magazine: 40 pp. (2007)

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2008 On Tap Fall
National Envrionmental Services Center

Cover Story:

Terrorism and Beyond: Water Systems Address Security Issues

Feature Articles:

• The State of Rainwater Harvesting in the U.S.

• Infrastructure and Economic Development

• CUPSS Runneth Over

DWQUNL31DL/Magazine: 40 pp. (2008)

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2008 On Tap Spring
National Envrionmental Services Center

Cover Story:

One Community’s Fight Against Drought: Tucson Stretches Its Water Resources

Feature Articles:

• Contents of a Comprehensive Water Conservation Plan

• How to Hire a Water System Operator: Getting it Right the First Time Saves Headaches Down the Road

• Xeriscaping Conserves Water

DWQUNL29DL/Magazine: 40 pp. (2008)

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2008 On Tap Summer
National Envrionmental Services Center

Cover Story:

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: America’s Aging Infrastructure Desperately Needs an Overhaul

Feature Articles:

• You Are What You Drink So Don’t Poop in the Water

• Help for Small Community Drinking Water Systems

• Rainwater Harvesting

DWQUNL30DL/Magazine: 40 pp. (2008)

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2008 On Tap Winter
National Envrionmental Services Center

Cover Story:

Acing the Test: How to Prepare for an Operator Certification Exam

Feature Articles:

• Rehabilitation of Colonias Continues

• 10 Steps to Great Training

• Drought: What’s a Private Well Owner to Do?

DWQUNL28DL/Magazine: 40 pp. (2008)

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2009 On Tap Fall
National Envrionmental Services Center

Cover Story:

Will Water Run Wall Street?

Feature Articles:

• Help Wanted: Water Operator Vacancies Becoming Harder to Fill

• Being Prepared before the Next Disaster Strikes: Water and Wastewater Agency Response Networks Provide a Good Foundation

• Staying Ahead of the Curve: Award-Winning Systems Epitomize Preparedness and Capacity Development

DWQUNL35DL/Magazine: 40 pp. (2009)

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2009 On Tap Spring
National Envrionmental Services Center

Cover Story:

Exploring Energy Options: Alternative Sources Can Mean Savings for Utilities

Feature Articles:

• A Dollar Saved is a Dollar Earned: Energy Audits Can Increase the Bottom Line

• Q&A: How Does the Current Economic Crisis Impact Utilities?

• A Special Anniversary: NESC Celebrates 30 Years Serving America’s Small Communities

DWQUNL33DL/Magazine: 40 pp. (2009)

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2009 On Tap Summer
National Envrionmental Services Center

Cover Story:

Marketing Water: Using Public Relations to Get Your Message Across

Feature Articles:

• Green Requirements Grow Economy, Benefit Environment

• Make Every Drop Count: Water Efficiency Is Key Regardless of the Situation

• What can we expect from a Total Coliform Rule Revision?

DWQUNL34DL/Magazine: 40 pp. (2009)

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2009 On Tap Winter
National Envrionmental Services Center

Cover Story:

Water and Energy: An Uncertain Future, A Monumental Challenge

Feature Articles:

• Bacteria and Private Wells: Information Every Well Owner Should Know

• Funding Drinking Water Projects

• Is the Price of Fuel Getting You Down? Here are 37 Ways to Control Fuel Costs.

DWQUNL32DL/Magazine: 40 pp. (2009)

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2010 On Tap Spring/Summer
National Envrionmental Services Center

Cover Story:

Gas Drilling Boom Yields Financial Benefits, But at What Cost to Drinking Water and the Environment?

Feature Articles:

• Operator Shortage: How Can We Attract and Retain Workers?

• Are Small Community Water Systems More at Risk than Other Systems?

• Conservation Rates

• Summertime is Swimming Time: Taking Steps to Assure Proper Pool Water Quality

DWQUNL37DL/Magazine: 40 pp. (2010)

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2010 On Tap Winter
National Envrionmental Services Center

Cover Story:

Using the Water Bill to Foster Conservation

Feature Articles:

• GIS Helps New England Conservation Group Make SMART Changes

• Improperly Abandoned Wells can be Hazardous to Your Health

• Creating a Useful System Manual

• Setting the Standard: How EPA Comes Up with Water Regulations

DWQUNL36DL/Magazine: 40 pp. (2010)

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2012 On Tap Fall/Winter
2012 On Tap Fall/Winter
National Environmental Services Center

Cover Story:

Environmental Justice: The right to a clean place to live, work, learn, and play

Feature Articles:

• Steps to Sustainability Water and Energy Efficiency Are Attainable Goals

• The Rate Setting Story: How to Adopt New User Rates, Part Two

• Emerging Issues – Phosphorus; Essential Nutrient Can Pose Problems for Wastewater Treatment

• Emerging Issues – Source Water Monitoring and Hydraulic Fracturing; Testing Helps Water Operators and Well Owners Understand Water Quality

Tech Brief:

Oil and Gas Extraction and Source Water Protection

DWQUNL39DL/Magazine: 34pp. (2012)

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2012 On Tap Spring/Summer
2012 On Tap Spring/Summer
National Environmental Services Center

Cover Story:

Drinking Water and Wastewater Treatment Videos Make a Splash on YouTube

Feature Articles:

• Energy Savings in the Green Mountain State: Vermont Develops Innovative Program for Water Systems

• Being Green in College: Simple Steps Students Can Take to Help the Environment

Tech Brief

Oil and Gas Extraction and Source Water Protection

DWQUNL39DL/Magazine: 28pp. (2012)

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OnTap Spring/Summer 2011, Volume 11, Issue 1
National Environmental Services Center

Cover Story:

Change Doesn't Come Easy: Understanding Behavior to Encourage Conservation Goals

Feature Articles:

• What Private Well Owners Need to Know About Water Testing

• Plan to Protect Drinking Water: Why Are Source Water Protection Plans Improtant?

• How to Flush Distribution Lines

Tech Brief:

Water Efficiency and Conservation

DWQUNL38DL/Booklet: 0 pp. (2011)

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