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Articles and Publications
For nearly 30 years, the National Environmental Services Center (NESC) published several newsletters and magazines, including On Tap, E-Train, Pipeline, and the Small Flows Quarterly. Eventually, these publications reached more than 100,000 subscribers. In 2009, as a result of budget cuts, NESC began publishing them in online versions only.
Beginning in 2014, we will continue this evolution by presenting individual articles as we develop them. Because we will no longer have to wait for multiple articles to wend their way through creation, review, revision, and layout, we can get the information to you more quickly. Rest assured that all the articles and publications you’ve enjoyed in the past are still available on this site.
If you are looking for more information about a particular water-related topic, we encourage you to use the Google site feature below, which searches the information on the NESC website. After 35 years, chances are we’ve covered it!
On Tap Online Articles
|A New Kind of Small Flows?
3RQ Science at the Grass Roots Level: West Virginia Water Research Institute Expands Ohio River Basin Water Monitoring Program
On Tap Magazine
- Fall/Winter: Q & A Why is Stormwater an Issue?
- Spring/Summer: What's Our Plan?
How to Create a Communications Plan for Your Water or Wastewater System
- Fall/Winter: Environmental Justice
The Right to a Clean Place to LIve, Work, Learn, and Play
- Spring/Summer: Drinking Water and Wastewater Treament Videos Make a Splash on YouTube
Change Doesn't Come Easy
Understanding Behavior to Encourage Conservation Goals
Gas Drilling Boom Yields Financial Benefits
But at What Cost to Drinking Water and the Environment?
- Winter: Using the Water Bill to Foster Conservation
- Fall: Will Water Run Wall Street?
Using Public Relations to Get Your Message Across
Exploring Energy Options
Alternative Sources Can Mean Savings for Utilities
Water and Energy
An Uncertain Future, A Monumental Challenge
- Fall: Terrorism
Water Systems Address Security Issues
Out of Sight, Out of Mind
America's Aging Infrastructure Desperately Needs an Overhaul
One Community's Fight Against Drought
Tucson Stretches Its Water Resources
Acing the Test
How to Prepare for an Operator Certification Exam
On Tap Archives
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We are always eager to hear of new story ideas. If you have an article idea contact the On Tap editor, Mark Kemp-Rye at firstname.lastname@example.org
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