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                                                                                                             IN THIS ISSUE:                                                DIRECTOR’S REPORT: NEWS FROM
                      AWWA SECTION OFFICERS 2006-2007                                                        MESSAGES FROM SECTION LEADERS                         3-5     AWWA HEADQUARTERS
                      Section Director                           Tage Flint                                    Director’s Report: News From AWWA                   3       By: Tage Flint, Section Director

                      Section Chair                              Rick Wheadon                                     Headquarters
                      Past Chair                                 Brad Andersen                                 Chair’s Report: AWWA - The Authoritative            4                        I thought the Section might be interested in an
                      Chair Elect                                Jeff Niermeyer                                   Resource on Safe Water                                                    update of AWWA matters and offerings. The
                      Vice Chair                                 Jim Carbine                                                                                                                semi-annual board of directors meeting just
                      Secretary                                  Sybilla Dalton                                Message from the Editor                             5
                                                                                                             LOCAL NEWS                                            5-11                     concluded in January and here are a few of the
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                      Treasurer                                  Marie Owens
                      First Trustee                              Florence Reynolds                             Legislative Update Meeting                          5-6                      pressing issues they are dealing with:
                      Second Trustee                             Scott Paxman                                  Utah State Water Week – It’s All About the Water    7
                      Policy and Procedures                      Bruce Chesnut                                                                                             AWWA is anticipating a memorandum of understanding with
                                                                                                               Rocky Battles the Bottle (of water)                 8
                                                                                                                                                                           the National Rural Water Association which will outline general

                                                                                                               Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District General    8
                                                                                                                                                                           guidelines of cooperativeness and have some non-competition

                      COUNCIL AND COMMITTEE CHAIRS                                                                Manager Announces Retirement; Replacement
                      Advocacy & Outreach Council                                                                                                                          statements. This is a step forward in dealing with another
                                                                 John Carman           NEWSLETTER STAFF           Named
                      Legislative & Regulatory Affairs           Christine Finlinson                                                                                       agency which has historically operated very close to some of our
                                                                                       EDITOR                  New Board Member Is Appointed for the               9       programs. We will be able to take the MOU and use it to foster
                      Youth and Consumer Education               Stephanie Duer
                      Student Outreach & Scholarships                                  Kim Sorensen               Metropolitan Water District of Salt Lake &               dialogs on the local level.
                                                                 Karina Payne
                      Water For People                                                 Stanley Consultants        Sandy
                                                                 Brad Gilson                                                                                                   1. If you are curious about the financial health of the
                                                                                                               Drinking Water Director leaves DEQ for Private      10
                      Conference Council                                               GRAPHIC ARTIST             Sector                                                           Association; AWWA is operating with approximately a
                                                                 Lance Houser
                      Conference Coordination                    David Hansen          Ashley C. Jackson       Town Council Selects Ch2m Hill Omi for              11
                                                                                                                                                                                   $30 million dollar budget. Fiscal year 2006 was another
                      Exhibitors                                 Mike Sorensen         Brown and Caldwell         Operations and Maintenance Work                                  good financial year as income exceeded expenditures by
                      Technical Program & Moderators             Shane Swenson                                                                                                     5.6%.
                                                                                                               Colorado Water Treatment Plant Earns                12
                      Golf                                       Stan Postma           EDITORS                                                                                 2. Membership increased 0.4% in 2006.
                      Activities                                                                                  Design-Build Award
                                                                 Darek Kimball         Nicole Boyd                                                                             3. The Board elected Mike Leonard from the Georgia
                      Site Selection                                                                         National News                                         12-16
                                                                 Jerry Gibbs           AWWA IMS                                                                                    Section as the President-Elect of AWWA. He will take
                                                                                                               Water Organizations Meets to Discuss Priorities     12              the controls in June of 2008.
                      Communications & Member Services Council   Dave Pitcher                                      and Issues for 2007 - AWWA Hosts 2nd Annual                 4. One of the encouraging programs that AWWA is just
                      Internet                                   Lance Nielsen         Linda Hansen                Officers’ Summit
                                                                                       Nolte Associates                                                                            starting up is one that will examine the use of at-the-tap
                      Newsletter                                 Kim Sorensen                                  U.S. EPA, AwwaRF Address Present and Future         12
                      Membership                                                                                                                                                   filtering devices. The outline is as follows:
                                                                 Mark Anderson                                     Issues in Water Research at AWWA’s Water
                      Awards                                                                                                                                                          a. Only 1 in 3 Americans drink water directly from
                                                                 Tena Campbell                                     Quality Technology Conference
                      Young Professionals                        Richard King                                                                                                             the tap.
                                                                                                               EPA Sharpens Focus on Ecological Benefits of        13                 b. AWWA is starting an initiative to educate
                      Education and Training Council             Jared Oldroyd                                     Regulations                                                            consumers about supplemental treatment devices.
                      National Workshops                         Delmas Johnson                                EPA to Require Monitoring for Unregulated           13                 c. Most of the current information consumers get
                      Management Development                     Mark Stanley                                      Contaminants                                                           comes from the manufactures of the devices.
                      Engineering & Construction                 Brandon                                       EPA Updating Its Libraries                          14                 d. Research shows that utilities should inform the
                                                                 Heidelburger                                  Incentives Proposed for Clean Water Permit Fees     14                     public that their product is safe, regardless of the
                      Teleconferences                            Carolyn Quigley /                                                                                                        aesthetics. We need to separate the two issues.
                                                                                                               Star Idaho Developer and Construction Company       15
                                                                 Ken Snook
                                                                                                                   Agree to Pay $20,000 to Resolve Clean Water                        e. The program would not discourage these devices,
                      Water System O&M Council                   Steve Cain                                        Act Violations                                                         rather, it would focus on the safety of the water
                      Small Systems                              Bill Bigelow                                  Sinclair Tulsa Refining Company, Two Managers       15                     supply and let the consumers make an informed
                      Safety & Security                          Lane Gray                                         Plead Guilty to Felony Pollution Charges - $5                          decision.
                      Distribution                               Bart Simons                                       Million Criminal Penalty, Plus Half Million             These are just a few of the information items about AWWA.
                      Water Quality                              Claudia Wheeler                                   Community Service Payment                               The ACE event this year in Toronto promises to be a great op-
                                                                                                               Test Your Water Sense about Water Efficiency        16      portunity for technical training and exposure to new technolo-
                      Idaho Subsection Council                   David Schiess                                                                                             gies. If you are planning to attend the conference, be sure to
                      Idaho Water Utility                                                                    Intermountain Section AWWA 2007 Annual                17
                                                                 Fred Ostler                                                                                               have a passport. New laws dictate that you will have a difficult
                                                                                                               Conference Call For Papers
                                                                                                             Welcome 2006 Members                                  18      time getting back into the U.S. without one.
                      Executive Director                         Alane Boyd
                      Fund Development                           Position Open                               Water For People                                      19      If anyone has concerns or would like to know more about
                      Budget & Finance                           Jim Lewis                                   AWWA IMS Calendar of Events                           19      national programs, please call or email me.
                      Auditing                                   Jim Lewis                                                                                                           (801) 771-1677 •
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                                                                                                                                                            MESSAGES FROM SECTION
                      MESSAGES FROM SECTION LEADERS                                                                                                         LEADERS                                                            LOCAL NEWS

                                                                                         Teamwork, we help each other and our partners to openly
                      CHAIR’S REPORT: AWWA - THE                                                                                                            MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR                                            LOCAL NEWS
                                                                                         share information and solve problems in a spirit of cooperation.
                      AUTHORITATIVE RESOURCE ON SAFE                                                                                                        By: Kim Sorensen, Newsletter Committee Chair                       Legislative Update Meeting

                      WATER                                                              GOALS: Program and Services. AWWA will enhance,                                                                                       By: Nicole Boyd, Intermountain Section Administrative
                      By Rick Wheadon, Section Chair                                     develop, and deliver programs, products, and services that meet    I have really enjoyed my AWWA associations. Everyone is so         Assistant
                                                                                         the needs of the water community.                                  willing to do their part and to help others. I really appreciate
                                           The American Water Works Association                                                                             all who make my job easy. I have received many kind and            The week before the legislature met I was able to attend the
                                           (AWWA) has recently published its draft       Water Leadership and Advocacy, AWWA will strengthen its            encouraging comments regarding the newsletter. I’m afraid          Legislative Update Meeting up at the capitol building. The day
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                                           strategic plan update for 2007. The plan is   leadership position on water issues for the water community        I am just the face that gets seen. There are others who really     started with a tour of the House and Senate buildings and we
                                           available for member review and comment       and consumers and advocate for public policies that promote        make this thing come together.                                     were able to see “where all the action takes place”. The capitol
                                           through April 13, 2007. Anyone who is         safe water and reflect sound science.                                                                                                 building was under construction so we were not able to see the
                                                                                                                                                            I was reminded a while back of an experience I had, I was          mess, but hopefully next year we might be able to take a tour

                                           interested in reviewing the strategic plan
                                           may contact Alane Boyd, our Section           Membership, AWWA will increase membership rolls through            asked to provide an exhibit on where our water comes from          and see the new changes being made. Once the capitol building

                                           Executive Director, to receive a copy of      value-based activities to both retain current members and          and what might interrupt that supply. I decided to do a water      is done they will start working on renovating the House and
                      the draft document. A summary of the highlights of the draft       recruit new members.                                               taste test, I wanted to see how many people could pick out         Senate buildings. Once they are renovated the buildings will
                      strategic plan is provided below:                                                                                                     our communities water from various brands of bottled water.        include offices for each of the representatives.
                                                                                         Governance, AWWA will continually ensure that the gover-           About 40 people participated in the test and of those 40 only
                      VISION: AWWA is the authoritative resource on safe water.          nance structure meets the needs of its members.                    two or three could tell the difference between bottled water       After our tour the Lieutenant Governor Gary R. Herbert spoke
                                                                                                                                                            and their own tap water. That told me a couple of things: 1)       to us for much longer than his schedule would allow and which
                      MISSION: AWWA unites the full spectrum of the water                Financial Resources, AWWA will increase revenue from new           We do a pretty good job of providing a quality product to our      we all appreciated. Mr. Herbert was wonderful speaker and is
                      community to protect public health and to provide safe and         and existing sources.                                              communities and 2) Most who complain about the taste of their      very enthusiastic about water conservation in Utah. Following
                      sufficient water for all. Through collective leadership, AWWA                                                                         tap water do it because everyone else does not because of taste    the lieutenant governor two lobbyist spoke to us about some
                      advances technology, education, science, management, and           The Intermountain Section’s objectives and goals that were         difference. I believe that what comes from our taps is a quality   of their experiences and what they have found works for them
                      government policies.                                               developed for our five year plan, as presented at the annual       product. That’s not to say we can not improve, but I think we      to get bills passed. Each lobbyist had a different strategy and
                                                                                         conference in September 2006 and as discussed at our recent        do a pretty good job. We should always be looking for ways         experience, so we got to hear different perspectives.
                      GUIDING PRINCIPLES: AWWA has established several                   section leadership retreat in January 2007 are very well aligned   to improve and provide a safe water supply, but I think those
                      core principles to guide the Association in its endeavors.         with those of the Association. We appreciate the commitment        who work to deliver that water should be commended for their       Chris Finlinson along with the members of the Legislative and
                                                                                         of section members to these objectives and goals.                  efforts. Whether we work for the agencies that provide this life   Regulatory Committee went over some of the current bills that
                      Commitment to Public Health, we are committed to                                                                                      sustaining product or for groups who help these agencies keep      are being proposed. The legislative section did a wonderful job
                      safeguarding public health by adhering to the principle that the   Thanks to all of you who volunteer your time and efforts to        the tap open, let’s each of us recommit to doing our best to see   on the meeting. I had a wonderful time and learned a lot about
                      public has an absolute right to safe drinking water.               making the section successful and to making the vision and         that the quality and safety of this important resource remains a   how things work up on Capitol Hill.
                                                                                         mission of AWWA a reality.                                         top priority.                                                      The following are a few of the bills that we were introduced to:
                      Customer Focus, we are committed to providing products and
                      services that enable the water community to meet the needs of                                                                                                                                            S.B. 29 - INSTREAM FLOW TO PROTECT TROUT
                      its customers.                                                                                                                                                                                           HABITAT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Chief Sponsor: Peter C. Knudson
                      Honesty and Integrity, we are committed to honesty and                                                                                                                                                   General Description: Authorizes a fishing group to file a change
                      integrity in all actions of our staff and members.                                                                                                                                                       application for a fixed time period not exceeding ten years for
                      Commitment to Sustainability, we are dedicated to assuring                                                                                                                                               an instream flow to protect or restore habitat for native trout;
                      that water is managed for the greatest good of people and the                                                                                                                                            requires the Division of Wildlife Resources’ director to review
                      environment and that all segments of society have a voice in the                                                                                                                                         the proposed change; allows a fixed time change applicant to
                      process.                                                                                                                                                                                                 refile the application; provides that the water right will auto-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               matically revert to its original place and purpose of use when
                      Commitment to Excellence, we are committed to the highest                                                                                                                                                the application expires; repeals the private instream flow water
                      standards of service, products, and operations, through continu-                                                                                                                                         right in ten years; and makes technical changes.
                      ous review and improvement.

                      Diversity, we are dedicated to becoming more inclusive by
                      increasing the diversity of our staff, membership, and leader-

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                      S.B. 95 - PERMANENT INSTREAM FLOW TO                                    S.B. 28 - WATER CONVEYANCE EASEMENTS                                      UTAH STATE WATER WEEK –                                               UTAH’S AIR, WATER AND LAND IS
                      PRESERVE WATER QUALITY                                                  Chief Sponsor: Dennis E. Stowell                                          IT’S ALL ABOUT THE WATER                                              GETTING CLEANER
                      Chief Sponsor: Mike Dmitrich                                            General Description: This bill provides for notice of an ease-            By: Stephanie Duer, Consumer and Youth Education                      Reported by: John Hollenhorst

                      General Description: Authorizes the Water Quality Board to              ment. This bill: authorizes recording an easement for a water             Committee Chair
                      make rules regarding certification of instream flow change              conveyance.                                                                                                                                     You may not believe it, but the environment we live in is getting
                      applications; allows a municipality, a special service district, a                                                                                Mark your calendars, because the first annual Utah State              cleaner! Most people think the opposite. But a new state report
                      special service improvement district, a county water and sewer          H.B. 99 – Water Loan Program Amendments                                   Water Week happens this May. House Bill 20, sponsored by              shows Utah’s air, water and land has been cleaning up for the
                      improvement district, a county service area, a water conservancy        Chief Sponsor: Patrick Painter
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                                                                                                                                                                        Representative Ralph Becker and Senator Peter Knudson, has            last quarter-century.
                      district, or an interlocal entity to file a change application for an   General Description: This Bill changes the type of wastewater             passed both houses and is expected to be signed into law by
                      instream flow to: protect water quality or quantity; or comply          project that the Water Quality Board may fund; changes the                                                                                      Everybody complains about bad air, especially during our all too
                                                                                                                                                                        Governor Huntsman.
                      with state water quality standards; requires the Water Quality          type of drinking water project that the Drinking Water Board                                                                                    frequent inversions. But here are the facts, according to Utah’s

                      Board’s executive secretary to certify the proposed change to an        may fund; authorizes the Water Quality Board to give a grant                                                                                    top environment official. Dianne Nielson, Utah Director of
                                                                                                                                                                        Coinciding with the national AWWA campaign, State Water
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Environmental Quality: “The air is cleaner in Utah than it has

                      instream flow; and makes technical changes.                             for a nonpoint source project; authorizes the Water Quality               Week is an opportunity for the water industry to promote
                                                                                              Board and Drinking Water Board to charge an origination fee;                                                                                    been in decades.
                                                                                                                                                                        within our communities and to our customers a deeper
                      H.B. 53 - SHARE ASSESSMENT ACT                                          creates two origination fee subaccounts; and makes technical              understanding of the varied and complex issues related to water.      John Hollenhorst: “And what about our 14,000 miles of rivers and
                      Chief Sponsor: James R. Gowans                                          changes.                                                                  Drinking water, stormwater, source protection, wastewater,            streams?”
                      General Description: This bill defines terms describes how shares                                                                                 conservation, watershed protection, and more: it’s all connected      Dianne Nielson: “Water is also cleaner than it has been in the
                      may be assessing shares; and allows enforcement of assess-                                                                                        and it’s all a part of Water Week.                                    past…and our land is cleaner.”
                      ment by various methods, including sale of shares with unpaid
                                                                                                Plain, adorned or concealed
                                                                                                   the beauty of a DYK tank is in the structure                         Water Week can also be a week of celebration and service, offer-      And Dianne Nielson didn’t just make it up. It’s in a new report
                                                                                                                                                                        ing an opportunity to partner with organizations and interests        on Utah’s environmental trends over the last 25 years. Charts
                      H.J.R. 1 JOINT RESOLUTION REGARDING ACTION                                 • Best return on investment                                            outside of the water industry. Art, film, and writings can tell our   show that most types of pollution dropped significantly, in spite
                      ON GROUNDWATER IN SNAKE VALLEY                                             • Minimal maintenance                                                  stories in ways that schematics and budgets just can’t, helping       of rapid population growth. It’s attributed to cleaner industry,
                      Chief Sponsor: Richard W. Wheeler                                          • Efficient design                                                     us connect to our communities. Tree plantings, river clean-ups,       much cleaner cars, government regulation and citizen involve-
                      General Description: This joint resolution of the Legislature                                                                                     and garden projects can bring us together as individuals while        ment.
                      expresses to the Governor the will of the Legislature regarding                                                                                   giving something to the future. Field days, lectures, presenta-
                      the division of the aquifer shared with Nevada. This resolu-                                                                                                                                                            Dianne Nielson: “And we hope that this report helps individuals
                                                                                                                                                                        tions, and displays will give us a chance to share what we
                                                                                                                Prestressed. Maximum Efficiency. Minimal Maintenance.

                      tion: Urges the Governor to: Consider the consequences of a                                         1-800-227-8181                                                                                 understand that what they’ve done in the past is important, and what
                                                                                                                                                                        know with children and grown-ups alike. Every event offers
                      potential groundwater development project; involve the citizens                                                                                                                                                         they do in the future is important.”
                                                                                                                                                                        an opportunity to educate. And in the process, we might find
                      in developing the division agreement with Nevada; and refrain                                                                                     ourselves inspired and recharged.                                     Tim Wagner, Sierra Club: “Yeah, I think the report seems
                      from entering into the division agreement with Nevada until                                                                                                                                                             credible... “
                      scientific studies have been completed; and directs a copy of the                                                                                 In an editorial, the Deseret Morning News said, “One week,
                      resolution be sent to various parties.                                                                                                                                                                                  Tim Wagner of the Sierra Club sits on the governor’s Blue
                                                                                                                                                                        needless to say, is not enough [but] from the first seven days,       Ribbon Global Warming committee and another state commit-
                                                                                                                                                                        two weeks, a month, a year, and a lifestyle may eventually            tee on mercury contamination.
                      H.B. 20 - STATE DECLARATION OF STATE WATER                                                                                                        emerge.” Let’s show them just what we can do in a week.
                      WEEK                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tim Wagner: “I think the state has been good in the last 5 or 6 years.”
                      Chief Sponsor: Ralph Becker                                                                                                                       If you, your agency or company would like to be involved in
                      General Description: This bill declares the annual recognition of                                                                                 Water Week, contact Stephanie Duer at:                                He gives credit for the cleanup to improved state regulation
                      State Water Week.                                                                                                                        or call 801.483.6860.                       lately and to federal laws inspired by a citizen outcry a genera-
                      Highlighted Provisions: This bill: declares the first full week of                                                                                                                                                      tion ago. He gives little credit to Utah’s legislature.
                      May to be State Water Week.                                                                                                                                                   Complete Engineered Water Systems
                                                                                                                                                                                                   With The Strength And Dependability Of     Tim Wagner: “To be quite honest, they’ve come along kicking and
                      S.B. 8 USE OF STATE ENGINEER FEES                                                                                                                                                                                       screaming the entire way.”
                      Chief Sponsor: Margaret Dayton                                                                                                                                                                                          Wagner says the report doesn’t include what’s becoming the
                      General Description: This bill authorizes the state engineer to                                                                                                                                                         biggest environmental issue of our time, Global Warming.
                      use fees for water right conveyance. This bill: allows the state
                      engineer to use fees to process reports of water right convey-                                                                                                                                                          Tim Wagner: “I think we cannot talk about environmental progress
                      ance.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   without talking about what were going to do to address greenhouse gas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              All agree that one of the biggest challenges will be to keep
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Utah’s booming population growth from swamping and revers-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ing the cleanliness trends.
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                      ROCKY BATTLES THE BOTTLE (OF                                         JORDAN VALLEY WATER                                                  NEW BOARD MEMBER IS APPOINTED                                       DRINKING WATER DIRECTOR LEAVES
                      WATER)                                                               CONSERVANCY DISTRICT                                                 FOR THE METROPOLITAN WATER                                          DEQ FOR PRIVATE SECTOR

                      By: Rosemary Winters, The Salt Lake Tribune                          GENERAL MANAGER ANNOUNCES                                            DISTRICT OF SALT LAKE & SANDY                                                (Salt Lake City, Utah) Kevin Brown, a
                                                                                           RETIREMENT; REPLACEMENT NAMED                                                               (Cottonwood Heights) Donald Y. Milne                  13-year director of the Division of Drinking
                      Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson is still refining his lean,      Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District                                                    joins the Metropolitan Water District                 Water for the Department of Environmental
                      green city-government machine. His new target: bottled water.                                                                                                    of Salt Lake & Sandy as a new Board of                Quality (DEQ), will be leaving his post on
                      Anderson has asked city staff- he says its voluntary- to stop                               (West Jordan) David Ovard, General                                   Trustee representing Sandy City. Donald               Dec. 1 to become a senior member of Sunrise
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                      buying individually sized water bottles for public meetings and                             Manager of Jordan Valley Water                                       retired from Los Angeles County in 1993               Engineering.
                      office events. He sent the City Council a copy of the message.                              Conservancy District, has announced his                              and has since moved back to Utah. Most
                      The production of plastic water bottles consumes more than                                  retirement after a 35-year career, with the                          recently, he completed ten years service     Ken Bousfield, Division of Drinking Water Compliance Section
                      10 million barrels of oil annually and 8 of 10 of those bottles                             last 18 of those years served as General                             as a member of the Sandy City Planning       Manager, will serve as interim director until a permanent

                      wind up in the landfill. Anderson told his department heads in                              Manager. Under Ovard’s management,            Commission. He has worked in various civil engineering and          replacement is named, said Dianne Nielson, executive director

                      a memo.                                                                                     the District has seen phenomenal growth,      administrative positions in several large County departments.       of DEQ.
                                                                                                                  incredible challenges, and innumerable        He was in active duty with the U.S. Air Force for 2 ½ years and     Brown, who has served as director for the Division of Drinking
                      Add to that the amount of fossil fuel consumed by transporting       achievements and successes and has grown to become the               also retired as a Lt. Colonel with the U.S. Air Force Reserve.      Water since 1993, is recognized nationally for his outstanding
                      bottled water from places as far flung as Fiji, and those little     largest municipal water district in Utah. Ovard started as an        Donald received his Masters of Science in Civil Engineering         leadership in implementing the Safe Drinking Water Act
                      bottles pose a big problem.                                          engineering technician in 1972 and two years later became            and holds certifications as a Professional Civil Engineer in both   (SDWA) in Utah. During his tenure, he has tackled tough
                                                                                           assistant to the General Manager. He was appointed General           California and Utah. He has volunteered in several capacities,      projects, such as implementation of many elements of the 1996
                      One has to wonder why anyone would transport French of               Manager in 1989. During Ovard’s tenure, the District’s water         and he also serves on various committees in his community.          SDWA amendments, overseeing a complex database conversion,
                      Swiss water for consumption in Salt Lake City’s tap water is         supply was critical in supporting the creation of Bluffdale City,                                                                        and working with the water industry to make sure residents and
                      clean and safe. “As leaders in our community, we must support        Draper City and Herriman City, and was important in the                                                                                  visitors to Utah receive good-quality drinking water. Brown
                      activities that do not diminish local resources, waste taxpayers’    growth and expansion of every other city in Salt Lake County,                                                                            also is known for his ability to work cooperatively with local
                      money or unnecessarily add to the production of dangerous            except for Salt Lake City.                                                                                                               water systems, and took a flexible approach to helping rural
                      greenhouse gases.”                                                                                                                                                                                            water systems meet tighter EPA regulations for arsenic levels.
                                                                                           Other accomplishments achieved by Ovard include obtaining a
                      Patrick Thronson, Anderson’s spokesman, said the Mayor’s             Master in Business Administration in 1981, serving as Chair of                                                                           “Kevin is truly an exceptional leader,” said Nielson. “His com-
                      Office has not been checking up on departments to see whether        the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Intermountain                                                                                mitment to providing safe and ample drinking water is reflected
                      the initiative- it was issued last month- is being implemented.      Section and as national Director for AWWA, serving on the                                                                                in the health of our citizens and quality of life in Utah. Kevin’s
                      At a meeting Wednesday, members of the city’s planning               AWWA Finance Committee, chairing the Utah Association,                                                                                   leadership and technical expertise have enabled the Division
                      staff were seen passing out bottles of water to the Planning         and serving on the Gubernatorial and Legislative Task Force on                                                                           to facilitate compliance with existing safe drinking water rules,
                      Commission. Anderson’s memo did not go to the commission-            Alternative Revenue Source for Water Funding. He received                                                                                implement new rules efficiently and effectively and manage
                      ers.                                                                 the AWWA George Warren Fuller Award in 1994 and is                                                                                       loan programs to provide infrastructure for quality drinking
                                                                                           considered to be one of the state’s foremost experts in the water                                                                        water systems.”
                      For their part, the mayor’s staffers are drinking from glasses and   industry and in water-related issues. Ovard is also a leader                                                                             Drinking Water Board Chairwoman Anne Erickson agreed.
                      carafes at meetings. The Public Utilities Department is order-       in the area of water conservation and development of water                                                                               “Kevin is recognized nationally as one of the best Division
                      ing reusable water bottles emblazoned with the slogan “only tap      conservation programs.                                                                                                                   directors. He is a very talented leader and has an unusual
                      water delivers” for its 400 employees.                                                                                                                                                                        ability to bring people together. He is very knowledgeable
                                                                                                                 Appointed to replace Ovard is Richard                                                                              and a fine engineer. He has a philosophy of working to help
                      Drinking from the tap also saves money. For the average price                              Bay, currently an assistant general                                                                                water districts improve rather than take a punitive stance,” said
                      of a 16-ounce bottle of water, the city can deliver 750 gallons                            manager. An employee of the District                                                                               Erickson. “Personally, working with him has been a great joy. I
                      straight to your kitchen sink, said Jeff Niermeyer, Salt Lake                              for 24 years, Bay has been serving as                                                                              am going to miss him enormously.”
                      City’s deputy director of public utilities.                                                chief engineer since 1989 and as assistant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Brown credits his success to the great staff in the Division of
                      “We know we deliver a great product (in Salt Lake City)…                                   general manager since 1992.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Drinking Water, and others he has worked side by side with at
                      There’s very elaborate testing that’s required,” Niermeyer said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DEQ. He, however, said he looks forward to new challenges
                                                                                                                  Bay brings with him the benefit of having
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    with Sunrise Engineering, a regional consulting engineering
                                                                                           mentored under Ovard, gaining perspective and vision for the
                                                                                           future of the District. His experience and vision are respected
                                                                                           and well anticipated by the District and water community.                                                                                “I have enjoyed my time here at DEQ and will miss the many
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    people I have had the pleasure to work and become friends
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    with. The Division has a solid leadership core and great people.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    They will continue to serve the citizens and water industry of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Utah with utmost character.”
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                      LOCAL NEWS                                                                                                                               LOCAL NEWS

                                                                                           Headquartered in Denver, employee-owned CH2M HILL is                                                                                     “The team operated as one, and everyone understood and
                      TOWN COUNCIL SELECTS CH2M HILL                                                                                                           COLORADO WATER TREATMENT
                                                                                           a global firm providing engineering, construction, operations                                                                            acted in accordance with the common goals,” said Longmont
                      OMI FOR OPERATIONS                                                                                                                       PLANT EARNS DESIGN-BUILD AWARD
                                                                                           and related technical services to public and private clients.                                                                            Construction Manager Larry Wyeno. “As a direct result of our

                      AND MAINTENANCE WORK
                                                                                           With more than $3.8 billion in revenue, CH2M HILL is an             Kansas City, Mo. (October 23, 2006) — Black & Veatch                 close collaboration, we were able to take advantage of emerging
                                                                                           industry-leading program management, construction manage-           announced today that the Nelson-Flanders Water Treatment             opportunities and modify project components to achieve cost
                      Thunderbolt, Ga. (Dec. 11, 2006)—The Thunderbolt Town                ment for fee and design firm, as ranked by Engineering-News                                                                              savings and maximize value.”
                                                                                                                                                               Plant, completed by the Black & Veatch-Western Summit
                      Council has decided to partner with CH2M HILL OMI to                 Record (2006). The firm’s work is concentrated in the areas of      Constructors Inc. joint-venture design-build team for the city
                      operate, maintain and manage the Town’s water, wastewater,           transportation, water, energy, environment, communications,                                                                              About Black & Veatch
                                                                                                                                                               of Longmont, Colo., earned a 2006 Design-Build Excellence
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                      sanitation and Public Works departments. Contractual details of      construction and industrial facilities. Recognized in 2006 as one                                                                        Black & Veatch Corporation is a leading global engineering,
                                                                                                                                                               Award from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) in
                      the partnership are being finalized with an anticipated start date   of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For”                                                                                   consulting and construction company specializing in infrastruc-
                                                                                                                                                               the “water over $15 million” category.
                      the first week of January 2007.                                      and a “Most Admired Company,” CH2M HILL has more than                                                                                    ture development in energy, water, information and government

                                                                                           18,000 employees in regional offices worldwide.                     The new plant provides high-quality drinking water to meet           market sectors. Founded in 1915, Black & Veatch develops
                      The Town selected CH2M HILL OMI after thoroughly review-                                                                                 the increased demands of a growing population and economy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    tailored infrastructure solutions that meet clients’ needs and
                      ing statements of qualifications from interested firms, research-                                                                        Treatment works include a raw-water reservoir, two-stage             provide sustainable benefits. Solutions include conceptual and
                      ing each firm and talking to other Towns to gain perspective.                                                                            flash mix, three-stage flocculation, high-rate lamella plate         preliminary engineering services, engineering design, procure-
                                                                                                                                                               settlers prior to dual-media filtration, and chemical disinfection   ment, construction, financial management, asset management,
                      Public works chairwoman Beth Goette stated that “I am                                                                                    facilities. The design incorporates gravity-driven conveyance to     information technology, environmental, security design and
                      confident that CH2M HILL OMI will meet our requirements                                                                                  maximize efficiency. The plant was designed and built not only       consulting, and management consulting services.
                      and provide the level of service that the Town desires.” “CH2M                                                                           to meet present needs but also to accommodate future develop-
                      HILL OMI has the experience, resources and business pro-                                                                                 ment and regulatory requirements.                                    Black & Veatch’s water business provides innovative, technol-
                      cesses to ensure that Thunderbolt’s citizens receive cost-effec-                                                                                                                                              ogy-based solutions to utilities, governments and industries
                      tive services,” says Councilman Carl Smith. CH2M HILL OMI                                                                                The award was presented at the DBIA Annual Conference and            worldwide. Local project managers work with a global team
                      currently operates 25 projects in the state of Georgia including                                                                         Awards Ceremony held recently in Nashville, Tenn.                    of water and wastewater treatment process experts to address
                      nearby Hinesville, Richmond Hill and Effingham County.                                                                                   “Winners of National Design-Build Awards Competition ex-             site-specific challenges through a broad range of consulting,
                                                                                                                                                               emplify the principles of interdisciplinary teamwork, innovation     study, planning, design, design-build and construction manage-
                      The Town employees that currently perform these services will         Proposed AWWA Intermountain Section                                and problem solving, which characterize design-build delivery.       ment services. The employee-owned company has more than
                      be offered employment with CH2M HILL OMI. “We made                    2007 Board Meetings                                                Winning projects like the Nelson-Flanders Water Treatment            90 offices worldwide. Black & Veatch is ranked on the Forbes
                      sure that the contract requires CH2M HILL OMI to make                 Date                   Location         Meetings                   Plant demonstrate advanced and innovative application of             “500 Largest Private Companies in the United States” listing.
                      employment offers to all employees,” says Thunderbolt Town                                                                               integrated project delivery and unique solutions for project         The company’s Web site address is
                                                                                                                                    Exec. Committee;           challenges,” said Walker Lee Evey, DBIA President. “We are
                      Administrator Bob Thomson. “We also required the inclusion            January 25, 2007       TBA              Board Meeting;
                      of an immediate raise for employees since they were due an                                                                               honored to have the opportunity to recognize this extraordinary
                                                                                                                                    Leadership Retreat
                      increase in January.”                                                                                                                    effort.”
                                                                                                                                    Exec. Committee;
                                                                                            March 9, 2007          WBWCD                                       Sharing a picturesque rural site with a 19th-century dairy farm,
                                                                                                                                    Board Meeting
                      “We are pleased the Town has selected CH2M HILL OMI to
                                                                                                                                  Regional Meeting             the 30-million-gallon-per-day water treatment facility sits in
                      perform these services,” says CH2M HILL OMI Sales Manager
                                                                                            March 30 - 31,2007     Salt Lake City of Section Officers          harmony with history and nature. Designed to complement
                      George Cartledge. “We look forward to a long and productive
                                                                                                                                  (RMSO)                       the adjacent structures, the modern treatment plant resembles
                      relationship with the Town and are confident in our ability to
                                                                                                                                                               a historic barn while dry-chemical storage facilities model
                      provide outstanding, quality service to the community.”                                                       Exec. Committee;
                                                                                            May 4, 2007            Pocatello                                   silos. The project team worked closely with the community to
                                                                                                                                    Board Meeting
                                                                                                                                                               preserve trees and wildlife corridors, devoting special attention
                      Since OMI was founded by CH2M HILL Companies, Ltd. in                                                         Exec. Committee;
                                                                                            June 9, 2007           MWDSLS                                      to provision of roosts for migratory hawks and relocation of
                      1980, clients in government and industry have relied on the                                                   Board Meeting              prairie dog colonies.
                      company to provide a range of operations and maintenance                                     Toronto,
                      (O&M) solutions, custom-tailored to meet their individual             June 24 - 28, 2007                      AWWA ACE                   The integrated design-build approach and productive partner-
                      needs. Today, CH2M HILL OMI’s services include water                                                                                     ing between the city and the design-build team enabled a
                      and wastewater system optimization; contract O&M of water,                                                    AWWA Summer                                                                                                                      2837 EAST HIGHWAY 193
                                                                                            July 27 - 28           Denver                                      collaborative permitting process. Because this process began
                                                                                                                                    Workshop                                                                                                                         LAYTON, UT 84040
                      wastewater and other utilities; and complete municipal opera-                                                                            immediately and continued through phased design and
                      tions, including administration, public works and community                                                   Exec. Committee;           construction, the team was able to keep the project on track
                                                                                            August 10, 2007        MWDSLS                                                                                                                                            PHONE: (801) 771-1677
                      development. For more information, visit the company’s Web                                                    Board Meeting              while securing dozens of diverse permits from multiple entities.                                      SLC PHONE: (801) 359-4494
                      site at                                                                                 Board Meeting at           The treatment plant began operation three months ahead of                                             FAX: (801) 544-0103
                                                                                            September 21, 2007     Sun Valley
                                                                                                                                    Conference                 schedule for a cost that was $2.8 million under the $43 million

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                      NATIONAL NEWS                                                                                                                           NATIONAL NEWS

                      WATER ORGANIZATIONS MEETS TO                                        U.S. EPA, AWWARF ADDRESS                                            EPA SHARPENS FOCUS ON                                             EPA TO REQUIRE MONITORING FOR
                      DISCUSS PRIORITIES AND ISSUES FOR                                   PRESENT AND FUTURE ISSUES IN                                        ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS OF                                            UNREGULATED CONTAMINANTS

                      2007 - AWWA HOSTS 2ND ANNUAL                                        WATER RESEARCH AT AWWA’S                                            REGULATIONS                                                       (Washington, D.C.) Approximately 4,000 public water systems
                      OFFICERS’ SUMMIT                                                    WATER QUALITY TECHNOLOGY                                            (Washington, D.C.) What benefits do people actually derive        will monitor drinking water for up to 25 unregulated chemicals
                      American Water Works Association                                    CONFERENCE                                                          from clean air, water and land? EPA has taken a major step        to inform EPA about the frequency and levels at which these
                                                                                          American Water Works Association                                    towards answering this question with the release today of its     contaminants are found in drinking water systems across the
                      (Washington, D.C.) The officers of the major water and                                                                                  Ecological Benefits Assessment Strategic Plan (EBASP).            United States. The information will help determine whether
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                      wastewater organization in North America met recently in            (DENVER) – Sustainable water resources, aging infrastructure,                                                                         regulations are needed to protect public health. This is the
                      Washington, D.C. to discuss their major initiatives, priorities     emerging contaminants and simultaneous compliance were just         EPA has traditionally been able to quantify human health          second scheduled review under the Unregulated Contaminant
                      and programs for the coming year.                                   a few of the topics highlighted at the Opening General Session      benefits more easily than total ecological benefits when making   Monitoring Rule (UCMR 2).

                                                                                          of the American Water Works Association’s Water Quality             regulatory decisions. The EBASP will help fill this gap by
                      “This is a wonderful chance for us to build relationships,          Technology ConferenceSM & Exposition (WQTC) Monday at               enabling the agency to more comprehensively address the full      “Through continuous monitoring and research, EPA collects

                      discuss areas of collaboration and understand each others’ per-     the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Sally Gutierrez,          economic value of environmental protection.                       the information needed to make effective policy decisions,” said
                      spectives on major issues,” said AWWA Executive Director Jack       national risk management research laboratory director for the                                                                         EPA Assistant Administrator for Water Benjamin H. Grumbles.
                      Hoffbuhr. “Our hope is that this understanding will enable us       U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), discussed          The EBASP will be a vital tool for agency decision-makers,        “Good policy is fundamental to protecting public health and the
                      to serve our members more effectively as we work to protect         the importance of addressing challenges to sustainable water        supplementing current practices for identifying and qualifying    environment.”
                      the public health by providing a safe and secure water supply.”     resources management, including population growth, urbaniza-        the ecological benefits of the agency’s policies and actions.
                      Participating organization included in the American Water           tion, water scarcity and climate change. “Sustainability of water   According to Benjamin Grumbles, assistant administrator for       EPA currently has regulations for more than 90 contaminants.
                      Works Association (AWWA), the Association of Metropolitan           resources is a global issue with tremendous challenges,”            EPA’s Office of Water, “This plan will boost environmental        The Safe Drinking Water Act requires EPA to identify up to 30
                      Water Agencies (AMWA), the National Association of Clean            Gutierrez told a standing-room only crowd. “It’s important we       protection by advancing knowledge of ecosystem benefits.          contaminants for monitoring every five years. The first cycle,
                      Water Agencies (NACWA), the National Association of Water           look at those challenges to ensure the greatest possibility for     Understanding the value of a clean stream or a healthy coast      UCMR1, was published in 1999 and covered 25 chemicals and
                      Companies (NAWC), the National Rural Water Association              future generations to enjoy clean drinking water.” Gutierrez        informs decisions and improves environmental results.”            one microorganism. The new rule requires systems to monitor
                      (NRWA), the National Water Resources Association (NWRA),            outlined the practical challenges facing water utilities today,                                                                       for contaminants that are not regulated under existing law.
                      and the Water Environment Federation (WEF).                         including more stringent regulations, emerging contaminants,
                                                                                          aging infrastructure and security concerns.                                                                                           EPA selected the contaminants that will be monitored through a
                      Discussion centered on initiatives and projects that provide                                                                                                                                              process that included a review of:
                      partnership opportunities, such as communicating the value of       She also discussed EPA’s interest in emerging contaminants like                                                                          • EPA’s Contaminant Candidate List, which contains
                      public water and wastewater service and the need for infra-         perchlorate and endocrine disruptors. Robert Renner, execu-                                                                                  priority contaminants that are researched to make
                      structure reinvestment. The officers also discussed issues the      tive director of the Awwa Research Foundation (AwwaRF),                                                                                      decisions about whether regulations are needed. The
                      industry is expected to face in the upcoming Congress, such as      echoed those challenges, highlighting the need for cooperation                                                                               contaminants on the list are known or anticipated
                      the 2007 Farm Bill, where AWWA will seek support for efforts        among research organizations in the water industry. “There are         Sun Valley Resort, Sun Valley ID                                      to occur in public water systems. However, they
                      to direct significantly more financial and technical resources      myriad issues facing water utilities and limited resources with                                                                              are unregulated by existing national drinking water
                      into protecting public water supplies. Additionally, the officers   which to research them,” Renner said.“AwwaRF works with                                                                                      regulations.
                      discussed cross cutting issues, such as endocrine disruptors and    U.S. EPA and the many other water research organizations out                                                                             • Additional contaminants of concern based on current
                      pharmaceutical products that are flushed down toilets and end       there to ensure that the important topics are covered without                                                                                research about occurrence and various health-risk
                      up at extremely low concentrations in public water supplies.        duplicating research.” According to Renner, shifting population                                                                              factors.
                                                                                          demographics, increasing water use, global warming, alterna-
                                                                                          tive water resources, finances and infrastructure replacement,                                                                        Costs for the five-year UCMR 2 will total about $44.3 million.
                                          CENTRAL UTAH                                    increasing regulations and increasing energy costs are the issues                                                                     EPA will conduct and pay for the monitoring for those water
                            WATER CONSERVANCY DISTRICT                                    that will shape the future of water utilities. Ongoing important                                                                      systems serving 10,000 people or fewer at a cost of $9 million.
                                                                                          research topics for AwwaRF include the human impact of en-
                                                         Safety                           docrine disruptors, desalination, online monitoring techniques                                                                                                Water Control Corporation
                                                                                          and energy efficiency.
                                                         Efficiency                                                                                                                                                               Bill Peretti                         Phone: 303-477-1970
                           355 W. UNIVERSITY PARKWAY OREM, UT                                                                                                                                                                    2460 W. 26th Ave. #215-C             Fax: 303-477-1981
                           PHONE: 801-226-7100 • FAX: 801-226-7107                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cell: 303-956-8642
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Denver, CO 80211-5359

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                      NATIONAL NEWS                                                                                                                             NATIONAL NEWS

                      EPA UPDATING ITS LIBRARIES                                         INCENTIVES PROPOSED FOR CLEAN                                          STAR IDAHO DEVELOPER AND                                                     SINCLAIR TULSA REFINING
                      (Washington, D.C.) The U.S. Environmental Protection               WATER PERMIT FEES                                                      CONSTRUCTION COMPANY AGREE                                                   COMPANY, TWO MANAGERS PLEAD

                      Agency is providing broader access to a larger audience by         (Washington, D.C.) A proposed EPA rule would provide a                 TO PAY $20,000 TO RESOLVE CLEAN                                              GUILTY TO FELONY POLLUTION
                      making agency library materials available through its public Web   financial incentive to states to use fees when running a clean         WATER ACT VIOLATIONS                                                         CHARGES - $5 MILLION CRIMINAL
                      site. Retrieving materials will be more efficient and easier to    water permit program. EPA’s rule would allot up to three                                                                                            PENALTY, PLUS HALF MILLION
                      locate by using EPA’s online collection and reference services.    percent of state water pollution control grant funds to states that    (Star, Idaho) Pinewood Lakes, LLC and Superior Construction                  COMMUNITY SERVICE PAYMENT
                      “When libraries go digital, everyone benefits,” said Deputy        have adequate National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System          & Excavating, Inc. have agreed to pay a $20,000 penalty to                   (Washington, D.C.) Sinclair Tulsa Refining Company has
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                      Administrator Marcus Peacock. “By modernizing our libraries,       (NPDES) permit fee programs.                                           settle alleged Clean Water Act violations. According to the                  pleaded guilty to two felony counts of deliberately manipulating
                      EPA is bringing our cutting edge science to your fingertips,                                                                              U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the violations                   wastewater discharges at its Tulsa Refinery in violation of the
                      whether you live across the street, or on the other side of the    “We encourage states to use permit fees for additional                 occurred at the Pinewood Lakes Subdivision construction site,                Clean Water Act (CWA). In addition, two company managers,
                                                                                         funding for their clean water programs,” said EPA Assistant            which is located near State Highway 44 in Star, Idaho.                       Harmon Connell and John Kapura, have each pleaded guilty

                                                                                         Administrator of Water Benjamin H. Grumbles. “A variety of                                                                                          to one felony count of violating the CWA by manipulating

                                                                                         tools and funding approaches are needed for a strong program,          The settlement resolves alleged Clean Water Act violations
                      To date, more than 22,000 of 51,000 EPA documents are avail-                                                                                                                                                           discharges into waters of the United States.
                                                                                         including having permitted facilities share the cost of keeping        that include the failure to obtain permit coverage under the
                      able through the agency’s public Web site and all EPA unique                                                                              National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
                                                                                         water clean.”                                                                                                                                       The company, a subsidiary of major oil and gasoline pro-
                      documents will be online within two years. Documents from                                                                                 Construction Storm Water General Permit and the failure                      ducer Sinclair Oil, and the managers admitted to knowingly
                      libraries within the network that no longer have physical space    The increased cost of administering water permit programs has          to install adequate best management practices to prevent the                 manipulating the refinery processes, wastewater flows, and
                      will be online as of January 2007.                                 prompted some states to levy permit fees to cover shortfalls.          discharge of sediment from the construction site into the                    wastewater discharges to result in unrepresentative wastewater
                                                                                         Certain states, however, still operate with little or no reliance on   Lawrence-Kennedy Canal which flows to the Lower Boise                        samplings during mandatory testing required under the
                      EPA documents remain available via interlibrary loans dur-         permit fees. The proposed NPDES Permit Fee Incentive for Clean         River.                                                                       CWA. The manipulated samplings were intended to influence
                      ing the digitization process. Regional officers will continue      Water Act Section 106 Grants; Allotment Formula is designed to                                                                                      analytical testing results reported to the Oklahoma Department
                      providing library services through EPA’s library system. EPA       create financial incentives to prompt more states to implement         “Storm water runoff from construction sites can signifi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) and the Environmental
                      is adhering to the American Library Association’s guidance and     adequate fee programs and shift part of the financial burden           cantly harm water quality,” said Kim Ogle, Manager of EPA’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Protection Agency (EPA).
                      criteria for reviewing our library collection.                     to those who benefit from the permits. It will also allow states       Northwest Regional Office’s NPDES Compliance Unit.
                                                                                         to move funds to other critical water quality program activi-          “Managing storm water responsibly at construction sites should               “Sinclair had the capability to comply with environmental regu-
                                                                                         ties. The proposed rule would not take effect until after Oct.         be a key part of every developer’s site plan.”                               lations, but chose to violate federal law simply to save money.
                                                                                         1, 2007. The proposed rulemaking includes a 60 day public                                                                                           The defendants viewed repeated violations as nothing more
                                                                                         comment period.                                                                                                                                     than ‘doing business,’” said Granta Y. Nakayama, EPA’s assistant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             administrator for Enforcement and Compliance Assurance.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             “The guilty pleas of Sinclair and its refinery managers send a
                                                                                                                                                                                       The Water Resource Specialists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             clear message: neither EPA, the Department of Justice, nor the
                                                                                                                                                                     Hydraulic Analysis & Design              Sewer Systems                  Oklahoma attorney general’s office will tolerate environmental
                                                                                                                                                                     Hydrology                                Source Protection Plans        misconduct and we will continue to deter such disregard of
                                                                                                                                                                     Permits &                                Water Distribution Systems
                                                                                                                                                                     Environmental Studies                    Water Storage Tanks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             pollution laws by vigorously pursuing not only corporations,
                                                                                                                                                                     Planning & Economic Studies              Water & Wastewater Treatment   but also the culpable individuals throughout the organization.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             “Our ability to protect our Nation’s rivers from the harmful
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             effects of pollution depends upon the honesty of facilities that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             receive discharge permits under the Clean Water Act,” said
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Sue Ellen Wooldridge, assistant attorney general for the Justice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             “When companies deliberately manipulate the tests that report
                                                                                                                                                                                                    SOLUTIONS                                the level of pollutants they discharge into public waters, we will
                                                                                                                                                                                                    S I N C E             1 9 74             not hesitate to prosecute them.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Under the agreement, Sinclair has agreed to pay a criminal
                                                                                                                                                                                                    CORPORATE OFFICES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             penalty of $5 million and a community service payment of
                                                                                                                                                                                                    6771 South 900 East
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Midvale, Utah 84047                      $500,000 to be paid into an environmental fund, to be identi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Phone: (801) 566-5599                    fied at a later date. Connell and Kapura each face a maximum
                                                                                                                                                                                                            penalty of three years in prison, up to a term of one year of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             supervised release, and a penalty to be determined by the court.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Sentencing is scheduled for April 2, 2007.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       INTERMOUNTAIN SECTION AWWA 2007 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
                      NATIONAL NEWS                                                                                                                                                                                                    CALL FOR PAPERS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  American Water Works Association
                                                                                                                                                                             WATER QUALIT
                                                                                                                                                                       TTING             Y&                                                                                                                          Intermountain Section – 2007 Annual Conference
                      TEST YOUR WATER SENSE ABOUT                                                                                                                   RMI                     SUP
                                                                                                                                                               CE/PE                           PLY                                                                                                                          September 19-21, 2007 – Sun Valley, Idaho
                      WATER EFFICIENCY                                                                                                                       AN



                      Which activity uses less water—a five-minute shower or a full

                                                                                                                                     TREATMENT BIOSOLID
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       CALL FOR PAPERS

                      bath? How can you test whether your toilet has a leak? How

                                                                                                                                                                                                          GN AND REHAB IT & A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Deadline for Submission is Friday, March 30, 2007
                      much of the earth’s water is available for human use? The
                      answers may surprise you as you take EPA’s new interactive
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                      quiz, “Test Your Water Sense.” The quiz was created by EPA’s                                                                                                                                                     The deadline is fast approaching for submittal of Presentation Abstracts for American Water Works Association Intermountain
                      Water Sense program and provides an entertaining way for both                                                                                                                                                    Section Annual Conference to be held in Sun Valley, Idaho. Interested individuals must complete the Abstract Response Form

                      adults and children to learn more about why it is important to                                                                                                                                                   (below) by March 30, 2007, to be considered for a presentation during the 2007 annual conference. Submitted information must be

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       complete or the application may be considered non-responsive. The Abstract Response Form can also be found and downloaded off


                      save water and how to be more water efficient in your home.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the Section’s web site
                                                                                                                                                                  &                           EM

                                                                                                                                                              TER                               ENT
                      To take the quiz, players must maneuver the water-efficiency                                                                                                                                                     .
                      hero Hydro through a maze while avoiding water-wasting                                                                                                                                                           PRESENTATION TOPICS:
                      monsters such as Sogosaurus and Drainiac. As Hydro, players                                         Salt Lake City 801.316.9800                                 Boise 208.336.1340                               We are asking presenters to focus on the five top issues facing the water industry as identified recently by the American Water
                      must answer questions along the way that test their knowledge                                                                                                                  Works Association (see below). However, other topics of interest to the water industry will be considered for presentation. It is our
                      of water-using behaviors and common water-saving opportuni-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       goal to have all sessions present information that is educational, where the participant leaves feeling they have learned something of
                      ties. Questions deal with water use in the kitchen, bathroom,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       value that they can put into the work place. Although participants often seek help or advice from presenters following a session, the
                      laundry room and yard.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       sessions must not focus on sales, or be product oriented. They should also be prepared considering time limitations, and be focused
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       towards the interests of the audience. Preference will be given to topics which are geared to the total membership.
                      Water Sense is a voluntary public-private partnership that
                      identifies and promotes high-performance products and
                      programs that help protect the future of our nation’s water                                                                                                                                                      TOP 5 ISSUES FACING THE WATER INDUSTRY
                      supply. The Water Sense program seeks to generate support for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ISSUE 1:    Workforce
                      consumer use of water-efficient products such as water-saving
                      faucets; certification activities for water industry professionals;                                                                                                                                                     ISSUE 2:    Infrastructure
                      and innovation in water-efficient product manufacturing.                                                                                                                                                                ISSUE 3:    Regulatory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ISSUE 4:    Business Factors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ISSUE 5:    Source Water Supply / Protection

                                      UPCOMING NEWSLETTER SUBMITTAL DEADLINES                                                                                                                                                          However, other topics of interest to the water industry will be considered for presentation. It is our goal to have all sessions present
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       information that is educational, where the participant leaves feeling they have learned something of value that they can put into the
                                      Summer Submittal Deadline:                         June 15, 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       work place. Although participants often seek help or advice from presenters following a session, the sessions must not focus on
                                      Fall Submittal Deadline:                           October 15, 2007                                                                                                                              sales, or be product oriented. They should also be prepared considering time limitations, and be focused towards the interests of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the audience. Preference will be given to topics which are geared to the total membership.

                                                 Stantec =                                                                                                                                                                             Applications for presentation at the 2007 AWWA Annual Conference must be prepared and submitted electronically. The Abstract
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Response Form is available electronically on the Intermountain Section’s website at Applicants are encour-
                                                 Sustainable Solutions                                                                                                                                                                 aged to verify receipt of submittals by AWWA on or before March 2nd since the presentations will be selected shortly thereafter.

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                      WELCOME 2006 NEW MEMBERS                                                                                                                   WATER FOR PEOPLE

                      We would like to welcome our 2006 members who are new to the section. This year we received 76 new members!! Their                         UTAH SECTION OF WATER FOR                                                     and other humanitarian organizations in projects benefiting
                      membership reflects their commitment to the promotion of excellence in the water profession.                                               PEOPLE SHOWING RESULTS!                                                       the poorest rural communities in Bolivia and Guatemala. He
                      We would also like to welcome you as a member of the Intermountain Section. Through our section you will have the opportunity              By: Donald Champenois, Secretary AWWA-IMS Water for                           recently led an expedition for a partner organization to the

                      to connect with other water professionals in our area and you will also have access to convenient continuing education and industry        People Committee                                                              village of Huacayo, above Lake Titicaca in Bolivia’s Altiplano.
                      specific training. Most importantly you will have the opportunity to make a positive difference in the states of Utah and Idaho as                                                                                       The team worked on building a spring-fed gravity system that
                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Intermountain Section Water
                      well as in the water profession.                                                                                                                                                                                         brings safe water to schools. As well as worked on building new
                                                                                                                                                                                                 for People Committee would like to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               school latrines and a large greenhouse where vegetables can be
                       Troy Andersen                         Kurt Fritz                     Nathaniel Judd                 Clark Prothero                                                        share with you some milestones for
                       Water Operator                        Staff Engineering/Scientist    Industry Manager               Project Manager                                                                                                     grown to help combat rampant malnutrition.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                 2006 and some activities coming up
                       Garden City Water                     CH2M-WG Idaho LLC (CWI)        Eaton                          W.W. Clyde & Co.                                                                                                    Because of his unique experience, Michael has been selected
                                                                                                                                                                                                 very soon in 2007. Water for People
                       Paul Ashton                           Nancy Groberg                  Nathaniel Judd                 David Pugsley                                                                                                       by national Water for People to serve in the Water Corps
                       General Counsel                       General Manager                Industry Manager               Facility/Maintenance Specialist IV                                    utilizes in large measure local entities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               scoping team that will visit Peru in March-April of this year.
                       White City Water Impv. Dist.          Sandy Surburban Improvement    Eaton Electrical               ATK Launch Systems                                                    to make sure that every dollar you

                                                             District                                                                                                                                                                          The team will identify projects to help rural communities with
                       Kim Bailey                                                           Jerry Knight                   Byron Reiter                                                          contribute achieves maximum effect.

                       Magna Water Company                   Nancy Groberg                  Assistant General Manager      City Engineer                                                                                                       water and sanitation needs. This is a great honor; Michael was
                                                                                                                                                                                                 The impacts of your contributions
                       Debora Bell
                                                             General Manager                Sandy Surburban Imnprovement   City of Burley                                                                                                      selected among 80 applicants nationwide to help spearhead this
                                                             Sandy Surburban Imnprovement   District                                                                                             are measured in healthier lives and
                       Board Member                          District                                                      Clint Rogers                                                                                                        effort. We look forward to hearing Michael’s report back in the
                       Sandy Surburban Improvement                                          Steve Lahn                     Engineer                                                              happier smiles!
                       District                              David Hales                    Project Manager                Carollo Engineers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               AWWA-IMS Annual Conference.
                                                             Executive Vice President       Westech Engineering                                                  Contributions at the WFP Annual Golf Tournament in May,
                       Mike Bigsby                           W.W. Clyde & Co.                                              Aaron Sainsbury                                                                                                     We would like to give individuals, firms, utilities and districts
                       Project Manager                                                      Randy Lingwall                 City of South Jordan                  and at the auction at AWWA-IMS Annual Conference in
                       W.W. Clyde & Co.                      Andrew Hall                    Project Manager                                                                                                                                    the opportunity to make this experience possible by contribut-
                                                                                                                           Kerry Savage                          September, have been instrumental in helping finance a project
                       Robert Bohling
                                                             Student                        W.W. Clyde & Co.                                                                                                                                   ing to a WFP Sponsorship for Michael. We expect that the
                                                                                                                           Student                               for providing safe water and sanitation to 6,500 people in
                       Water Distribution Supervisor         Lisa Hamann                    Nathan Lunstad                                                                                                                                     cost for his travel and stay could exceed $2600. Your generous
                       City of Twin Falls Water Department   Senior Marketing Coordinator   Engineer                       Jim Schaefer                          villages in Kuntaja, Malawi. Section member contributions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               support is greatly appreciated – please contact Alane Boyd if you
                                                             URS Corporation                City of Highland               Ames Construction Inc.                covered about one-third of the total cost for this project, which
                       Anne Bridgman                                                                                                                                                                                                           want to contribute.
                       Process Engineer                      Dave Hans                      Robert Mayhew                  Allan Scheib                          is currently underway. Because of your willingness to give, our
                       WesTech Engineering Inc.              Superintendent                 Chemist II                     Project Manager
                                                             Town of Springdale                                            W.W. Clyde & Co.
                                                                                                                                                                 section has been able to provide about $14,000 in 2006 towards                Other Water for People news:
                       Steve Cain                                                           Roy McDaniel                                                         the Kuntaja project and other Water for People programs and                      • Efforts are underway to establish a chapter of Water for
                       Facilities & Lands Manager            Verdun Hartin                  Senior Engineer                Bill Schulz
                       Provo River Water Users Association   Engineering Supervisor                                        Product Development Manager           projects.                                                                           People at UVSC. We already have a chapter at BYU, and
                                                             Granger Hunter Imp. Dist.      Stan Miller                    Isco Industries
                       Jeffrey Clyde                                                        Project Manager                                                                                                                                          will continue to expand as a desire to help grows.
                                                                                                                                                                 Michael Scheetz, laboratory director for the City of Provo, was
                       Vice President                        Kirsten Heins                  Clyde-Ellsworth JV             Paul Scoresby                                                                                                          • The Water for People Annual Golf Tournament is
                       W.W. Clyde & Co.                      Civil Engineering III                                         Senior Project Manager                recognized last summer at the AWWA National Conference in
                                                                                            Matt Millis                    Schiess & Associates                                                                                                      scheduled for May 11th! We hope to see you there!
                       Tracy Cowdell                         J.D. Henry                     Analyst                                                              Texas for his meritorious service by receiving the Kenneth J.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     More details to follow.
                       Attorney                              City of St. Anthony            Lewis Young                    Robert Seear                          Miller Founder’s Award. Michael continues to work with WFP
                       Sandy Surburban Improvement                                                                         Business Development Manager
                       District                              Thomas Herbert                 Robbie Mitchell                Transfield Services LTD (Australia)
                                                             Environmental Engineer         Water Superintendent                                                  AWWA IMS Calendar of Events
                       B. Delimont                           E.A. Miller                    Cedar City Corporation         Jerry Simmon
                       Battelle Energy Alliance INL Tech                                                                   Board Member                           Event                                                  Location                                  Date                        Contact
                       Library                               Craig Hickerson                Gary Mossor                    Sandy Surburban Improvement
                                                             VP Marketing and Sales         MHF Logistical Solutions                                                                                                                                                                           Contact: Carolyn Quigley
                                                                                                                           District                               Teleconference - Pipeline Repair                       5 Locations Throughout Utah & Idaho       Thursday, March 8, 2007     (801) 226-7125
                       Paul Diamond                          Weir Floway Inc.
                                                                                            Bryce Myers                                                                                                                                                                              
                       Sales Representative                                                                                Glen Southard
                                                             Joshua Hirschi                 Project Manager                Independent Consultant                                                                                                                                              Alane Boyd
                       James Durand                          Student                        WesTech Engineering Inc.                                              Intermountain Section Board Meeting                    Weber Basin Water Conservancy District    Friday, March 9, 2007       (801) 712-1619
                                                                                                                           Patrick Sparks                                                                                                                                            
                       Jacob Dustin, P.E.                    Ann-Marie Hunter               Kirk Nelson                    Municipal Sales Specialist
                       USU Dept of Biological and            Sandy Surburban Improvement    City of St. Anthony                                                                                                          Comfort Suites Hotel                                                  Chuck Christensen
                       Irrigation Engineering                District                                                      Jim Stanworth                          AWWA Water Utility Management Institute                171 North 2100 West                       March 12 through 16, 2007   (801) 333-3779
                                                                                            Kirk Nelson                    Scholzen Products Company                                                                     Salt Lake City, Utah 84116                                  
                       R. Echevarria                         Mark Hurst                     City of St. Anthony
                       Construction Manager                  Board Member                                                  John Stillman                                                                                 Submit Abstract Form                                                  Shane Swensen
                                                                                            Dustin Olson                                                          Intermountain Section Annual Conference -
                       Civil Science Inc.                    Sandy Surburban Improvement                                   Water Dept. Director                                                                          ( to                     March 30, 2007              (801) 565-4300
                                                                                                                                                                  Call For Papers Due
                                                                                            Project Manager                                                                                                              Shane Swensen via e-mail                                    
                                                             District                                                      City of Herriman
                       Randy Eck                                                            W.W. Clyde & Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Comfort Suites Hotel                                                  Chuck Christensen
                       Providence City Corp                  Hank Johnson                                                  Connie Sweat                           AWWA Advanced Course Water Utility Management
                                                                                            Trevor Paulson                                                                                                               171 North 2100 West                       April 2 through 6, 2007     (801) 333-3779
                                                             Magna Water Company                                           Operator                               Institute                                              Salt Lake City, Utah 84116                                  
                       Helen Erickson                                                                                      South Duchesne Culinary Water
                       Executive Secretary                   Jesse Johnson                  Dennis Pay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Alane Boyd
                       WaterPro Inc.                         Project Manager                Public Works Director          J. Tullis                              Intermountain Section Board Meeting                    Pocatello, Idaho                          Friday, May 4, 2007         (801) 712-1619
                                                             WesTech Engineering            S. Salt Lake City              Consulting Engineer                                                                                                                                       
                       Blake Fonnesbeck
                       Director of Public Works              Shane Jones                    Tim Pluim                      William Watkins                                                                                                                                                     Stephanie Duer
                       Brigham City Corporation              Principal Engineer             Owner                          Engineer                               Water Week                                             Water Week                                May 6 through 12, 2007      (801) 483-6860
                                                             Provo City Water                                              Hansen & Associates
                       Craig Frisbee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Talons Cove                                                           Brad Gilson
                       Ogden City Utah Water Utility Div.                                                                  Jacob Young                            Water For People Golf Tournament                       2220 S. Talons Cove Dr.                   Friday, May 11, 2007        (801) 571-9414
                                                                                                                           Engineer                                                                                      Saratoga Springs, UT                                        
                                                                                                                           Brown and Caldwell
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