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Initial Cert Prep (JST)

  • 19 November 2018
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New York Rural Water Association and JumpStartTesting, LLC have joined together to provide operators with another tool to help prepare for their next exam. Practice questions, along with correct answers and references are available for Water Treatment, Water Distribution, Wastewater Treatment Biological, and Collections and for all levels at this time, others to be added in the future.

Water Use Reaches Lowest Recorded Level in 45 Years

  • 24 October 2018
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According to a new USGS report which can be accessed at, 322 billion gallons of water per day were withdrawn for use in the United States during 2015, a 9 percent reduction of water use from 2010.  This is the lowest level since before 1970.  Tim Petty, assistant secretary for Water and Science at the Department of the Interior, said “the downward trend in water use shows a continued effort towards effi

Emerging Contaminants Project Planning Grants

  • 23 October 2018
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The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (NYS EFC) is pleased to announce the availability of up to $1 million in grant funding to municipalities to help pay for the planning and development of eligible drinking water infrastructure projects that protect public health by removing or otherwise addressing emerging contaminants such as perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)