RELATED LINKS

RURAL WATER LINKS:

NATIONAL RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION:
http://www.nrwa.org

NATIONAL RURAL WATER "WaterPro Career Center"
http://careers.waterprocommunity.org/

NATIONAL RURAL WATER / QOT "QUALITY ON TAP" PROGRAM:
http://nrwa.org/initiatives/quality-on-tap/

NATIONAL RURAL WATER ASSN MOBILE APPS…
http://nrwa.azurewebsites.net/initiatives/apps/

NATIONAL RURAL WATER / EFFECTIVE UTILITY MANAGEMENT APP: (This app contains assessment and benchmarking tools designed to assist utilities in effective management and sustainability. These tools work in conjunction with EUM and Sustainability training.)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eum

NATIONAL RURAL WATER / SEPTIC INSIGHT APP: (Get Insight on the function of your Septic System with this all-in-one app. Calculate a Septic Pumping Schedule, Size a Septic System, Perform a Septic System Assessment with the features in this app.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nrwa

NATIONAL RURAL WATER "Rural Water Loan Fund"
https://nrwa.org/initiatives/revolving-loan-fund/

RURAL WATER WIRE, “The Online Source for Rural Water Information”
http://www.naylornetwork.com/waterwire/

MT DEQ LINKS:

MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY / Phone 406-444-4400:
http://www.deq.mt.gov

MONTANA DEQ / DRINKING WATER WATCH:
http://sdwisdww.mt.gov:8080/DWW/

MONTANA DEQ / PWS Monitoring Schedule:
http://deqrpts.deq.mt.gov/reports/rwservlet?SDWIS&report=COMPMONTR_ITSD.rep¶mform=yes

MONTANA DEQ / OPERATOR CERTIFICATION INFO:
http://deq.mt.gov/Water/wqinfo/opcert.
Or go direct to the page http://svc.mt.gov/deq/operatorcectotal/..

MONTANA DEQ / DRINKING WATER OPERATOR APPLICATION:
http://deq.mt.gov/Portals/112/Water/WQInfo/Images/opcert/FillableWaterApp.pdf?ver=2017-07-13-095321-660

MONTANA DEQ / WASTEWATER OPERATOR APPLICATION:
http://deq.mt.gov/Portals/112/Water/WQInfo/Images/opcert/FillableWastewaterApp.pdf?ver=2017-07-13-095318-917

MONTANA DEQ / PWS MONITORING FORMS, APPLICATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS:
http://deq.mt.gov/Water/pwsub/pws/pwsMonitoringForms

MONTANA DEQ / SOURCE WATER PROTECTION PROGRAM:
http://deq.mt.gov/Water/WPB/swp

MONTANA DEQ / WAIVER FROM PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY RULES:
http://deq.mt.gov/Water/pwsub/pws/Waivers

MONTANA DEQ / WATER DISCHARGE & PERMIT REQUIREMENTS:
http://deq.mt.gov/Water/WQINFO/mgwpcs

MONTANA DEQ / WATER QUALITY CIRCULARS BY PROGRAM:
http://deq.mt.gov/Water/TFA/srf/circulars

USDA / RURAL DEVELOPMENT LINKS:

Effective Utility Management (Workshop in a Box) / USDA Rural Development's Website:
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/uwp-workshopsupplementalmaterials.html

RURAL DEVELOPMENT / WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS:
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/UWEP_HomePage.html

MONTANA RURAL DEVELOPMENT PAGE:
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/MT_Home.html

EPA LINKS:

EPA Region 8 / MONTANA Resources... Search this site for Key Issues, News & Events and Activities within the Region!
http://www2.epa.gov/aboutepa/epa-region-8-mountains-and-plains

Consider the Source. This EPA Pocket Guide provides states, local governments, and consumers with resources to enhance existing source water protection programs and future drinking water protection plans with an overview of Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act based regulatory and voluntary resources, tools, management measures, and financing sources.
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-04/documents/drinking-water-pocket-guide.pdf

Drought Response and Recovery Guide for Water Utilities
https://www.epa.gov/waterutilityresponse/drought-response-and-recovery-guide-water-utilities

Effective Utility Management (Workshop in a Box) / EPA's Website:
http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/sustain/watereum.cfm

EPA NEWSROOM: EPA Updates
http://www2.epa.gov/newsroom

Effective Utility Management (Workshop in a Box) / EPA's Website:
http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/sustain/watereum.cfm

EPA QUICK REFERENCE GUIDES:
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/publicoutreach/quickreferenceguides.html

EPA SAFE DRINKING WATER / Hotline 800-426-4791
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/

EPA / SEPTIC SMART HOMEOWNER EDUCATION PROGRAM: (EPA's SepticSmart initiative is a nation-wide public education effort that aims to inform homeowners living on properties serviced by septic systems.)
http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/septic/septicsmart.cfm 

EPA / WATER SENSE PROGRAM: (WaterSense, a partnership program by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeks to protect the future of our nation's water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes, and services.):
http://www.epa.gov/watersense/

EPA / WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT PAGE:
https://www.epa.gov/npdes/municipal-wastewater

EPA / DOE ENERGY STAR PROGRAM: (Promote Energy Efficiency at our Work and in Our Homes.)
https://www.energystar.gov/campaign/home?c=home_improvement.hm_improvement_index&s=footer

EPA’s Flood Resilience: A Basic Guide for Water and Wastewater Utilities
https://www.epa.gov/waterutilityresponse/build-flood-resilience-your-water-utility

VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT LINKS (STATE & NAT'L):

MONTANA DEQ / SECURITY LINK FOR WATER SYSTEMS:
http://deq.mt.gov/Water/PWSUB/pws/security

Montana Diaster and Emergency Servicess
http://readyandsafe.mt.gov/Emergency

VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS / LIST OF CONTACT NAMES:
Emergency Contact Names and Phone Number VA ERP (3/26/2013)

EPA's VULNERABILITY SELF-ASSESSMENT TOOL (VSAT):
http://www.vsatusers.org/

Climate Resilience Evaluation & Awareness Tool (CREAT): EPA has developed CREAT, a software tool to assist drinking water and wastewater utility owners and operators in understanding potential climate change threats and in assessing the related risks at their individual utilities.
http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/watersecurity/climate/creat.cfm

EPA's EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FOR INCIDENTS AFFECTION DRINKING WATER AND WASTEWATER SYSTEMS:
http://water.epa.gov/drink/index.cfm

EPA’s WARN (Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network) National Website for Mutual Aide and Assistance: http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/watersecurity/mutualaid/index.cfm

FEMA… Prepare, Plan and Stayed Informed! Learn what protective measures to take before, during and after an emergency. http://www.ready.gov/

OTHER STATE / NAT'L LINKS:

ABB Energy Saving Tools: ABB has developed calculation tools for estimating the energy savings that become available when applying electric speed control to certain flow machines. Using the NEW EnergySave Calculator will help you compare against traditional flow control methods in terms of energy usage for pumps, fans and compressors! (New link to one calculator for pumps, fans and compressors.)
http://new.abb.com/drives/energy-efficiency/energysave-calculator

AWWA (American Water Works Association)
http://www.awwa.org

AWWA Research Foundation
http://www.waterrf.org

MONTANA ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES:
http://www.mtcounties.org/

MONTANA BOARD OF SANITARIANS:
http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/san_board/board_page.asp

MONTANA BOARD OF WATER WELL CONTRACTORS:
http://www.dnrc.mt.gov/wrd/water_op/bwwc/default.asp

MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE:
http://commerce.mt.gov/

MONTANA DEQ / DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND (SRF):
http://deq.mt.gov/Water/TFA/srf/DWSRF

MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES:
http://www.dphhs.mt.gov//

MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INDUSTRY / SAFETY & HEALTH BUREAU:
http://erd.dli.mt.gov/safety-health/

MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES & CONSERVATION (DNRC):
http://dnrc.mt.gov/

MONTANA ENVIRONMENTAL TRAINING CENTER / METC:
http://www.msun.edu/grants/metc/

MONTANA GROUNDWATER INFORMATION CENTER / WELL LOGS:
http://mbmggwic.mtech.edu/

Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology:
http://www.mbmg.mtech.edu/

MONTANA LEAGUE OF CITIES & TOWNS:
http://www.mtleague.org

MONTANA STATE LEGISLATURE:
http://leg.mt.gov/css/default.asp

U.S. DOE / (Department of Energy) - The Pumping System Assessment Tool (PSAT):
https://energy.gov/eere/amo/downloads/pumping-system-assessment-tool-psat