It is hard to believe it is 2017 already.  I hope it will be a good year for everyone!

The year should be interesting and there are many questions to ask with respect to leadership and the water industry, and personally.

Will Congress fully fund the SRF and WITAF programs for water?  Can we then make a dent in our infrastructure backlog?  Can we get local officials to fully fund water and sewer?  Can we explain to the public why that is necessary?   And then do it?

Will Flint get its water service line issues resolved?  How about the other 6-10 million  service lines?  What about sanitary sewer service lines?  Will the Florida Legislature deal with the service line issue?

Will the economy remain in growth mode to help with funding and redevelopment?

From a more personal level, will we get the leadership in the water industry survey out there?  How about the at-risk utility tool?  An infrastructure grant?  More work for PUMPS and therefore students?  Some grant and loan monies for in-need communities?  My infrastructure management book is moving along. Behind, but progress being made.  I hope it is useful to the public works industry and for students!

But we don’t need to worry about any of that until January 3.  SO have a great new year’s day and if you are off tomorrow like many people, a good holiday tomorrow.  Enjoy Big Sur….


Glad tidings and wishes to everyone in this holiday season.  May your holidays be cheery and bright and your wishes come true.  May there be peace in the world, and love and caring in your life.  May we see each other, our families, co-workers and customers for all that they contribute to our life.  May we look forward with hope, and the realization of good things to come.  And enjoy this photos from a Rocky Mountain National Park webcam.  Let is snow in those mountains!

Kawuneeche Valley

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