As of April 1, 2018, nine major conferences have selected WaterPIO to present on several, different water-communications-related topics over the next few months. In February, we presented at the South Carolina Rural Water Association's Decision Makers Summit and to the North Carolina Waterworks Operators Association. This March, WaterPIO presented on how to handle GenX and emerging contaminant-related communications to the South Carolina Environmental Conference and to the North Carolina American Water Works Association's Spring Symposium. We've already been asked to make additional presentations to both organizations throughout the rest of the year.
We're off the road in April, outside of client work, returning to the road in May to speak to the SCRWA's OfficePro Conference and the American Public Works Association's Mid-Atlantic Conference. We're pleased to have been trusted with two presentations at the North Carolina Rural Water Association's Annual Conference and the Georgia Rural Water Association's Annual Conference.
On March 28, 2018, WaterPIO made our 9th appearance with Joe Catenacci on Wilmington's Big Talker to discuss a variety of water issues. In just 25 minutes, we covered our presentation to NCAWWA-WEA, the recently announced EPA PFAS Summit, the latest legislative and scientific actions taking place in North Carolina about GenX, two major utility decisions about future water treatment options and costs, and the lawsuit between the Town of Leland, H2GO, and the Town of Belville about the construction of a needed groundwater RO plant.
WaterPIO wrote an op-ed for the Wilmington, NC StarNews responding to
criticism of Belville's effort to ensure the construction of the groundwater reverse osmosis plant. In the interests of protecting public health, the town agreed to acquire H2GO's water and
sewer systems under North Carolina General Statutes.
WaterPIO is helping multiple clients handle the discovery of the toxic, emerging contaminant GenX in the Wilmington, North Carolina area's drinking water supply. We've also served as a valuable resource for local media; one of our many interviews can be found here.