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DC Beat -- What Do We Call Ourselves? (PDF)

  • Author(s): Roberson, J. Alan
  • Publications: Journal - American Water Works Association
  • Issue Date: May 2012
  • Volume / Number: 104, Number 5
  • Page(s): 14-15
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  • Product Number: JAW_0076108
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While working on some comments for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a few weeks ago, the question was posed of what we should call ourselves, "drinking water systems," "community water systems," "water sector," or something else? This one question spurred an interesting e-mail debate/discussion. What we call ourselves is important because words are important. One word change can greatly influence its interpretation.

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