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MRWA News & Events


• MRWA Ruby Corporate Partner KLM Engineering, Inc. donates $2500 to MRWA's Emergency Response Trailer for purchase of pressure relief valves!

• MRWA Receives new Ruby Corporate Partner! HR Green

Sen. Franken Pushes Back Against President Trump’s Proposed Cuts to Rural Development

• MRWA Receives new Emerald Corporate Partner! Thompson Automation & Specialty Services

Leggette, Brashears & Graham joins MRWA as Emerald Corporate Partner

*Update on MDH Lab Changes for Very Small Systems


Engineering American Joins as MRWA Diamond Corporate Partner!

Water Conservation Services, Inc. joins as MRWA Emerald Corporate Partner!

TIF EASYMRWA NEW Program:  TIF-Easy - Tax Increment Financing Made Easy

HRMRWA New Program:  HR SELECT: Hiring and Managing Employees Made Easier
   
Awards *MRWA Wins Awards for State Association of the Year and Public Relations Award at NRWA Conference

Clean Water Fund Performance Report

Power of An Association: EPA Backs Down on Covering Hydrants Under Lead Content Regulation

*MDH 30-Hour Sample Requirement

*Liquid Assets Minnesota - A documentary film about Minnesota's Critical Water Infrastructure

*PowerPoint -Advancing the Water / Wastewater Industry


NRWA Regulatory Report: The Power of An Association (below)



City Well Drilling Legislative Update (below):

May 2, 2011 - From League of Minnesota Cities Legislative Update E-mail

Well drilling legislation gets surprise hearing

When SF 64 was removed from the legislative schedule for the Senate Environment and Natural Resources committee this week, it appeared that the bill would not be heard in the Senate this session. Instead, the author, Sen. Mike Jungbauer (R – East Bethel), had the bill removed from that committee through a motion on the Senate floor on Thursday. It was re-assigned to the Local Government and Elections committee, which immediately scheduled a special hearing for this afternoon at 1 p.m. to hear the bill. Sen. Jungbauer had informed the League of his plan to move the bill to that committee, but having it appear to be heard less than 24 hours later was not expected.

The bill removes city authority to regulate the construction or use of private wells. It is intended to allow well drillers to operate in cities with no need for any local approval, permit, or restriction. The bill is opposed by the League, the Minnesota Municipal Utility Association and the Minnesota Rural Water Association. The Department of Natural Resources, Public Facilities Authority, and Department of Health all also have significant concerns about the proposal and how it would affect water quality, quantity and the financial viability of municipal utilities. The house companion bill is HF 135, authored by Rep. Tom Hackbarth (R – Cedar).

Questions? Contact Craig Johnson at (651) 281-1259 or cjohnson@lmc.org

State Confirms City Authority - PDF from LMC






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