Monthly Archives: August 2014

‘Cause That’s How We Roll!

National Toilet Paper Day was celebrated on August 26, and we should all take a moment to be grateful for how the pleasant rolls of soft TP make life a little better.  When my mom was growing up in a rural part of Texas in the 1950s, her house had no indoor plumbing and their […]

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With Crisis Comes Opportunity

The recent crisis in Toledo where toxic algae blooms led to the shut off of municipal water to almost half a million people serves as a painful reminder that we should not take clean water for granted, something we as a nation are too often prone to do.  
The culprit in the Toledo case – toxic […]

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The Power of A Works Wonders

At the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) we like to say that NACWA is each utility individually. . .realizing the power of many. . .by speaking with one voice. . .to ensure affordable solutions with the greatest environmental benefit.  In other words, NACWA represents the power of association.  One recent example of this […]

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Texas’ Unlikely GHG Story

Texas recently found itself in a very unlikely regulatory position. Historically the Lone Star State is typically positioned on the side of light environmental regulation. In a convoluted story of unintended consequences, Texas’ original stance against subjecting and regulating greenhouse gasses (GHGs) under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Title V Program, resulted in […]

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