EGLE Weekly Meeting
April 2 at 11am

Live Meeting: EGLE is hosting a Live Meeting for community water supplies. EGLE staff will share available information and gather questions from water system administrators and operators. There is no need to pre-register. Click this link at 11:00 a.m. on April 2 to join the meeting.

We will discuss the 3/28/2020 Executive Order requiring water supplies to restore water services to those disconnected, and the establishment of a $2-million Water Restart Grant Program..
If you have questions please contact the Environmental Assistance Center at 800-662-9278.
 

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Click on the link below to be a volunteer operator through MiWARN

https://mi-water.site-ym.com/page/EmergOps


Wastewater Operator Certification Program
May 7 Wastewater Exam Rescheduled
The May 7, 2020 exam is rescheduled for July 30, 2020. If you applied by the original application deadline, your application is being moved to this date; you will be contacted regarding this change. If you did not apply for the May 7 exam, you are not eligible for the July 30 exam but may apply for the November 5, 2020 exam.  If you have questions, please contact Earl Wuestnick at WuestnickE@michigan.gov or Alyssa Sarver at SarverA@michigan.gov.

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MRWA Classes
MRWA classes through the end of April are being rescheduled. We will contact you when we have the new dates available. You do not need to do anything at this time. 






For information about COVID-19 updates follow the link under Resources or click here


The MRWA Staff and Board of Directors are working to keep your health and safety at the forefront.  As water and wastewater professionals we value the impact you have on the health you provide to your communities.  There is a great deal of uncertainty and impacts are changing constantly in regards to COVID-19.  We at rural water are here to assist you with anything you need in dealing with COVID-19 our staff is on the job and able to assist in emergencies.  If you need assistance please reach out to us.  Below are some quick links to information on COVID-19.  We will be monitoring the continued guidance on COVID-19 and also please keep monitoring our website for updated information and also updated information regarding postponement or cancellations of MRWA Training,


https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/water.html

https://nrwa.org/initiatives/covid-19/



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Michigan eyes toughest limits for some PFAS in drinking water
https://www.mlive.com/news/2019/06/michigan-eyes-toughest-limits-for-some-pfas-in-drinking-water.html


Lead and Copper Rule Information, Criteria and Forms
https://www.michigan.gov/egle/0,9429,7-135-3313_3675_3691-9677--,00.html

Get to Know Michigan's Lead & Copper Rule

Through a special collaboration between the American Public Works Association Michigan Chapter, the Michigan Municipal League, Michigan Rural Water Association, Michigan Section of the American Water Works Association, the Michigan Township Association and the South East Council of Governments, events highlighting key points in Michigan’s new Lead & Copper Rule have been conducted over the past four months. Questions raised during these events are compiled here in Q&A form to serve as a resource.
Download the pdf below for the results.
LCR
(Adobe PDF File)


2019 MRWA Video Contest Winner
Ubly High School
If the link above does not work, search MRWA on youtube to view it.

USDA Stakeholder Announcement
WASHINGTON, March 27, 2020 – USDA Rural Development has launched a COVID-19 resource page to keep our customers, partners, and stakeholders continuously updated on actions taken by the Agency to help rural residents, businesses, and communities impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Visit www.rd.usda.gov/coronavirus for information on Rural Development loan payment assistance, application deadline extensions, and more.
 


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2020 Annual Conference
July 13-15
Soaring Eagle, Mt. Pleasant


If you have questions, please email Melisa at membersvcs@mrwa.net

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