On Wednesday, December 6, WaterPIO presented "Communicating During a Crisis" at the South Carolina Rural Water's Annual Conference. Our talk detailed how we helped multiple utilities handle more than three weeks of mandatory water restrictions caused by a massive raw water transmission main break. We also showed water utilities why they must prepare to proactively communicate with their customers about the emerging contaminants being found in our source waters.
In November, WaterPIO gave our "Communicating During a Crisis" presentation to more than 200 water professionals at the NC AWWA-WEA's 97th Annual Conference. You can read more about the session on our We Talk Water Blog. Our client, H2GO, was also awarded
NC AWWA-WEA's Disaster Preparedness Award. They cited WaterPIO's work as one of the reasons for their award.
Representing the Town of Belville, North Carolina, WaterPIO wrote an op-ed for the Wilmington, NC StarNews responding to
criticism of the town's effort to ensure the construction of a 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.