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February 9, 2010
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Rep. Pascrell
Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.)

Pascrell Water PAB Bill Gains Traction, Would Create Jobs

H.R. 537, Rep. Pascrell’s (D-NJ) water private activity bond bill is gaining significant support largely due to its jobs-making potential. The Pascrell bill would create 57,000 jobs this year. Furthermore, as the market matures the jobs creation could be up to 142,500 a year, yet cost the American taxpayer very little, only $214 million over ten years. The jobs this bill creates would be put to work addressing our nation’s water infrastructure needs.

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NARUC Prepares to Host Winter Meetings

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) will soon host the Winter Committee Meetings Feb. 14-17 at the Renaissance Washington in Washington, D.C. NARUC’s Committee on Water and Staff Subcommittee on Water will meet Monday, Feb. 15 and Tuesday, Feb. 16. NAWC members will be well represented both days.

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NAWC President Charles V. Firlotte Appointed to Board of Duoyuan Global Water

Charles Firlotte was recently appointed to the board of directors of Duoyuan Global Water Inc., a leading China-based domestic water treatment equipment supplier. Firlotte is president and chief executive officer of Aquarion Company and president of NAWC.

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California Governor Appoints New Commissioner

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger recently announced the appointment of Nancy E. Ryan, Ph.D., to the Public Utilities Commission.

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Aqua America's DeBenedictis to Remain CEO through January 2013

Aqua America Inc. announced that at the request of the company's board of directors, Chairman and CEO Nicholas DeBenedictis has entered into an Employment Agreement under which he will continue as the company's CEO for three years through Jan. 31, 2013.

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