Title: Florida Rural Water Association Long Range Plan
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Title: Florida Rural Water Association Long Range Plan
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Publisher: FL Rural Water Association
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
 Notes
Abstract: Florida Rural Water Association Long Range Plan
General Note: Box 11, Folder 2 ( 17th Annual Water Management Seminar - 1998 ), Item 10
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Bibliographic ID: WL00002773
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
Holding Location: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
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Florida Rural Water Association
Long Range Plan


"To help water and wastewater systems provide Floridians
with an ample supply of high quality water,
while protecting natural systems."


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FLORIDA RURAL, WATER ASSOCIATION
LONG RANGE PLAN lR THE NEXT r VE YEARS

1996-2001

MISSION

To help water and wastewater systems provide Floridians with an ample supply of high quality water, while protecting
natural systems.

GOALS

Btucation/Pm'1ofnina De velopm To provide appropriate education and professional development opportunities
for both internal and external members and others, in order to assure the highest quality in water and wastewater
services.

Membershimp Relbbe (markhmetnglkapin member To provide services and programs aimed at attracting and
retaining all potential members within te state.

Public Reltios To enhance the image of our association, our members, and water/wastewater utilities.

Trtinin/T~ecilm Assis ta*nce (dinm H merencyv Smppomt To continue to be the State's leader in offering the
highest quality of professional training and technical assistance to water and wastewater systems.

LePisiative/Rp atory To provide highly effective representation at the state and national levels for water and
wastewater systems.

Fmndingf(f PtWA ad SyvtemU To monitor, secure, and promote appropriate funding sources to assure the growth
of FRWA and the ability to sustain water/wastewater utility systems.

ISSUES

ducation/Prfessionl Develnpmmt
Need for public education regarding water and wastewater related issues
6 Continuous education of board members/policy makers
Continuous education frt system personnel to increase professionalism in the industry
Staff designated for education specifically
Involve staff in planning process

Membership Relations

Improve system needed for member retention
6 Improve system for member development
6 Improve feedback system with members surveys, newsletter, networking
6 More membership involvement in organization (annual conference, legislative, issue response, etc.)
Customie technical services on-site
Expand awareness of available services
Increase technical assistance equipment inventory
Member group purchasing










Public Reladtions
6 Enhance positive public information to customers media, newsletters, etc.
* General Public Success Stories
6 Staff person for public relations

TnrininaTe-clmail Amistmce

6 Expand services to other systems (types and coverage)
& Offer more types of training
6 Provide specialized services
S Enhance relationships and partnerships
S Clearinghouse unction
* Provide adequate nanber of water and wastewater circuit riders
* Provide FRWA web site home page for information

Le islative/Reguatry
* The need for a dedicated person to this function
* To strenglthe rendons with state and federal legislators to have FRWA recognized as an expert in their field
* The means to track legislation and create a network with membership to respond
* Continue to maintain a positive working relationship with regulatory agencies



* Promote funding sources for water and wastewater systems
* Harly/active involvement in funding shift from federal to states to enhance utility financing
* FRWA staff person to assist utility systems with available funding sources
6 Evaluate does structure to meet me needs of FRWA membership
* Provide assistance and programs for private and public activities
* Private foundation similar sources access
* Expand DEP and WMD contract funds
S Charging for specialized services
* Fund raising

FRWA VISION STATEMENT

To have the FRWA secure appropriate funding, legislation, and growth to meet future challenges due to regulatory
changes in water and wastewater, changes in industry (operational, technology, sources) and source availability and
competition.


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