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The Power of CRWA Working For You
You rely on CRWA for your technical and educational needs; now CRWA will be able to help utilities collectively leverage their buying power through the value added products and services offered in this new program. CRWA's main goal is to provide significant benefit to California's rural systems.

Provided below is a preview of CRWA's new Preferred Provider Program. This
program is available to members of California Rural Water Association. If you have questions regarding the discounts available to you as a member, please contact Dustin Hardwick Director of Resource Development California Rural Water Association at 1-800-833-0322.

To take advantage of the Preferred Provider Program benefits and additional membership    benefits, please click here for a membership application and fee schedule. 


Founded in 2002 and headquartered just north of Atlanta, Georgia, AdEdge Water Technologies, LLC. specializes in the development and supply of innovative technologies, specialty medias, membranes, and integrated water treatment solutions that remove contaminants from process or aqueous steams. AdEdge has extensive experience in the removal of arsenic, iron, manganese, hydrogen sulfides, fluoride and uranium from water and has sold hundreds of water systems throughout North America and locations throughout the world including countries in Asia and Latin America. 

AdEdge Treatment Solutions and Services:
• Skid-mounted treatment solutions
• Modular treatment solutions
• Containerized treatment solutions
• Chemical feed systems
• Backwash Recycle systems
• Membrane Systems
• Design and Engineering Consulting
• System Refurbishments and Upgrades
• Technical Support Services
• Service Contracts
• Media Replacement Services

Contact us at:
AdEdge Water Technologies, LLC | 5152 Belle Wood Court | Buford, Georgia 30518 | www.adedgetechnologies.com | 1-866-8ADEDGE | Fax: 678-835-0057 | Email: sales@adedgetechnologies.com

American Leak Detection was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Palm Springs, Calif. It is the world leader in accurate, non-destructive detection of hidden water, sewer and gas leaks in residential, commercial and municipal buildings. With 140 individually-owned franchises in seven countries, technicians have detected more than 6 million leaks, saving customers millions of dollars in costly repairs. The corporation is dedicated to water conservation, resource protection and providing eco-friendly services. For more information visit www.americanleakdetection.com

•  Underground Utility Location 
•  Complete Leak Surveys on Water Distribution Systems 
•  Trenchless Pipe Replacement

American Leak Detection is the Municipal Leak Detection Expert.

For further information contact Jimmy Carter with American Leak Detection at:
800-755-6697 Website:http://www.americanleakdetection.com/crwa.php 


Bartle Wells Associates (BWA) is an independent financial advisor to public agencies that specializes in water and wastewater rates and finance. Our firm was established in 1964 and is owned and managed by its principal consultants. We have 50 years of experience advising local governments on the complexities and challenges in public finance.

BWA specializes in three professional services: utility rate and fee studies, financial plans, and project financing. We are the only independent financial advisor providing all three of these interrelated services to public agencies.

RATE AND FEE STUDIES Our rate studies employ a cost-of-service approach and are designed to maintain the long-term financial health of a utility enterprise while being fair to all customers. We also have extensive experience developing impact fees that equitably recover the costs of infrastructure required to serve new development. We have helped communities implement a wide range of water and sewer rate structures and are knowledgeable about the legal requirements governing rates and impact fees including Proposition 218 and Government Code 66000.

FINANCIAL PLANS Our financial plans provide agencies with a flexible roadmap for funding long-term operating and capital needs. We evaluate the wide range of financing options available, develop a plan that recommends the best financing approach, and clearly identify the sources of revenue for funding projects and repaying any debt.

PROJECT FINANCING Our project financing experience includes over 300 bond sales and numerous bank loans, lines of credit, and various state and federal grant and loan programs. We generally recommend issuing debt via a competitive sale process to achieve the lowest cost financing possible. We work only for public agencies; we are independent financial advisors and do not buy, trade, or resell bonds.

Bartle Wells Associates is a charter member of the National Association of Independent Public Finance Advisors (NAIPFA), which establishes strict criteria for independent advisory firms throughout the United States. All of our lead consultants are Certified Independent Public Finance Advisors.

Business Contact Information
Bartle Wells Associates
1889 Alcatraz Ave., Berkeley, CA 94703
Telephone: 510.653.3399 ext:110
Fax: 510.653.3769
Website: www.bartlewells.com
Contact Name: Doug Dove
Email: ddove@bartlewells.com

Bartle Wells Associates was established in 1964 and is a California Corporation. The Federal ID number is 94-1664409. BWA is certified as a State of California Small Business; certification number 26329 and as a Small, Local, Emerging Business by Alameda County; certification number 03-90344.

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Analytical Laboratories Inc. Excellence Since 1949

•  Full Service Environmental Laboratory
•  Specializing in analysis of drinking water, groundwater
•  Complete wastewater capabilities
•  Soils and waste characterization experience
•  Online data availability through BCLabNet
•  Cost effective member pricing and statewide coverage with couriers/overnight shippers
•  Cost effective services to assist members in maintaining monitoring compliance
•  No cost reporting to Regulatory Agencies

For further information contact Mark Ellis with BC Labs at: 800-878-4911 ext. 431 

E-mail: mark.ellis@bclabs.com Website: www.bclabs.com


Kamstrup Water Metering’s flowIQ® smart ultrasonic water meter beats water loss with technology. The meter’s ultrasonic technology has no moving parts so its precise measurement is unaffected by particles or debris. flowIQ® can integrate into your existing AMR/AMI or be read by Kamstrup’s AMR system that connects to any PC or tablet via USB for an economical and safer way to read meters.

Kamstrup Water Metering is a subsidiary of Kamstrup A/S, a Danish smart meter and systems manufacturer that operates a fully automated production facility and produced its first ultrasonic flow meter in 1991. Kamstrup Water Metering is a CRWA Preferred Provider. For more information, visit www.flowIQ.com.

- 24/7 leak detection
- Low start-flow measuring capability to earn revenue from every drop delivered to customers
- Built-in alarm notifications for customer leaks, burst pipes, etc. to reduce non-revenue water
- Daily and monthly data logging to track customer usage information and help with billing inquiries
- Compact design reduces time and costs for new meter installation 

For further information contact Martin Casillas, Regional Sales Manager: (480) 225-7376 or mcc@kamstrup.com.

Lagerlof, Senecal, Gosney & Kruse, LLP, is a full service law firm located in Pasadena, California, that specializes in the water and municipal law field, particularly in representing special districts and mutual water companies.
The firm has been engaged in the practice of law since 1908. For well over 50 years our firm has been intimately involved in the formation and ongoing operation of public and private entities engaged in the production, transmission, storage, distribution and management of water. Our water law practice has included representation of cities, public districts of many kinds, as well as mutual water companies and investor-owned utilities throughout California.
As a CRWA Preferred Provider, we are pleased to offer CRWA members a variety of alternatives to meet your needs for legal services in this day and age of ever increasing regulation and complexity. These include low-cost plans designed to provide smaller agencies the legal resources needed to meet these complex challenges, as well as retainer programs that enable you to control costs.
Please contact Jim Ciampa or Andy Turner by e-mail at jciampa@lagerlof.com or adturner@lagerlof.com, respectively, or by phone at (626) 793-9400, or visit our website at www.lagerlof.com

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Established in 1979, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP is a California-based, full-service law firm with nearly 900 attorneys and 28 offices, in 14 states and the District of Columbia. Lewis Brisbois attorneys practice in more than 30 areas of practice, and a multitude of sub-specialties associated with each practice area. Our attorneys have broad knowledge, expertise, and sensitivity to their clients’ unique needs. Through interaction among our practice groups, Lewis Brisbois provides a wide range of legal services to each client with a continuity of representation over multiple disciplines.

Lewis Brisbois is known for our commitment to principled advocacy, an unflinching work ethic, and unyielding recognition of our duty to provide the highest level of service to our clients, who choose us because we take the time to understand their business interests and philosophies. Our practices include pre-suit counseling and problem solving based on a structured and accurate analysis of likely outcomes. We know our clients’ objectives are often best served by a pre-suit resolution, and we are often judged by the advice and counsel we provide toward that end. However, when trial is the answer and in the client’s best interest, no law firm in this country understands and better executes a trial strategy than Lewis Brisbois. We are truly client driven and result oriented.

A representative list of specialty practice areas includes:
• Water related matters including water rights, contamination and wastewater law.
• Environmental law matters including CEQA and NEPA processes, contaminated sites litigation and air quality issues.
• Land Use, entitlement, permitting and pre-development counseling including Sustainable Development and Green Technology
• Employment and Labor related matters including defending claims of wrongful termination, sexual harassment and whistleblower protections
• General Liability and Personal Injury defense
• Commercial/Construction litigation
• Public Entity Law including good governance practices and defending under the California Tort Claims Act

For more about Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, please contact partner Joe Salazar in our Sacramento office at (916) 564-5400 or visit us at

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Your one stop shop for Utility Compliance and Information Management Solutions.

 NJBSoft was created with a vision of providing high-end, value-added technological solutions to the Civil, Environmental and Municipal engineering sector.

SAMS WATER: (SAMS) Sampling and Monitoring Solutions
A simple to use software that manages SDWA regulation compliance as well as water quality tracking. The software will schedule all water compliance needs; report monitoring and violations; and generate CCR reports and graphics effortlessly. The software streamlines workflow and provides efficient work management for water compliance. SAMS water is a solution to all water quality compliance and reporting with built-in forecasting tools.

SAMS Wastewater:
SAMS Wastewater is an innovative management tool for NPDES requirements based on state and Federal regulations effortlessly. It seamlessly integrates sampling and scheduling management within the utility environment. Capabilities include graphing, reporting, water quality tracking, and forecasting. An extensive report management solution provides custom and predefined user reports. The software is a complete package that will use reporting tools to alert when monitoring needs to be implemented and advise on monitoring trends for specific locations. The software can be safely shared over the Web with other users and allow or prohibit sharing specific features among users. The software effortlessly generates Discharge Monitoring Reports and status reports with graphics and maps of sampling sites.

SAMS Engineering Content Management:
SAMS Engineering Content Management is a geospatial content management solution to manage the life cycle of company data files and paper records and associates the data with physical assets of the system. This allows a geospatial search of documents in addition to a rigorous full document search. This innovative management software provides database organization for all engineering documents including CAD / drawings, office documents, meetings and conversation notes.

Website: www.njbsoft.com
Email: sales@njbsoft.com
Phone: (602)759-1905

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Nolte Associates, a member of the NV5 family, is a full service surveying, engineering and construction management company with multiple offices throughout the state that focus on assisting rural water and wastewater systems.

Key Services:

             • Operational Advice 
             • District Engineering Services
             • AB54 System Mapping
             • Design of Water Supply, Distribution and Treatment Systems
             • Wastewater Collection and Treatment Engineering
             • Recycled Water Engineering
             • Construction Management/Oversight
             • Regulatory and Funding Agency Assistance
             • Start-up and Trouble-shooting Services
             • Surveying, Staking and Mapping
             • Structural Engineering
             • Asset Management
             • Geotechnical Engineering
             • Materials and Compaction Testing
             • USDA and State Funding Assistance
             • Electrical Engineering

NV5 provides customized planning and engineering services to small and economically burdened water and wastewater agencies throughout California. Moreover, NV5 has years of experience assisting more than 50 communities obtain outside funding on water and wastewater projects.

For further information contact James Owens with NV5:
phone: 760-470-8777

email: james.owens@nv5.com


Quad Knopf has been providing communities with water solutions since 1972.
Water is the lifeblood of every community, and its efficient and dependable supply, storage and distribution is vital to our quality of life. No one better understands this than Quad Knopf.
For nearly 40 years, Quad Knopf has been partnering with rural water districts and municipal agencies, providing expert professional services designed to ensure that this most vital of resources remains safe and reliable.
Quad Knopf has broad experience developing feasible, efficient water facility design solutions. Our experience as 
Project Engineer and/or District Engineer for numerous water supply purveyors and small cities throughout the State, provides the basis for understanding the unique challenges faced by rural water agencies. Quad Knopf's team includes a diversity of specialists who are committed to see projects through from conceptual planning to finished construction. 

Experienced Professionals
Our areas of expertise in water systems include:

•  Storage Tanks
•  Booster Pumps
•  Groundwater Wells
•  Distribution System Piping
•  Infrastructure Master Planning
•  Hydraulic Analyses
•  Water Management Plans
•  Water Connection Fees and Rate Studies
•  Water and Wastewater Treatment

Full Suite of Services:

•  Engineering for Water Supply, Distribution and Treatment
•  Wastewater Facility Design and Planning
•  Environmental Planning and Permitting
•  Water Recycling and Reuse
•  Regulatory Agency Assistance
•  Biological and Ecological Resources
•  Land Surveying and Construction Staking
•  Mapping and GIS
•  Construction Management
•  State-certified Labor Compliance Program
•  Funding and Financial Assistance
•  Financial Analysis and Rate Studies

For more information, contact:
Lydia Zabrycki, Director of Business Partnering
p: 800.955.7599
e: LydiaZ@quadknopf.com



SCS Engineers aids clients in the use and management of surface and groundwater resources.  We assist public agencies, attorneys, and private companies in the evaluation, development, and protection of groundwater for domestic, municipal, agricultural, and industrial uses.  Clients include towns, rural water districts, corporations, private landowners, law firms, Native American tribes, water commissions, and landfill operators.
When assessing the potential for developing an area, groundwater evaluations are often necessary to determine the current and future impact on local resources.  Variables affecting groundwater management, include the geologic and hydrogeologic environment, water quality, the location and rate of natural and artificial recharge, interaction of streams and aquifers, extraction rates, groundwater import and export, wastewater utilization, and legal considerations.
Key to the success of most programs is an understanding of the natural environment, basin overdraft potential, and the interrelated environmental, legal, and political consideration.
Our Water Resources Management Practice
·         Preparation of Drinking Water Source Assessment Plans (DWSAPs)
·         Water well design and construction oversight
·         Wellhead protection programs
·         Unified watershed assessments and sanitary surveys
·         Aquifer testing and analysis
·         Regional and local hydrogeologic investigation
·         Groundwater and soil contamination assessment and remediation
·         Groundwater modeling
·         Evaluation of water distribution and irrigation systems
For further information, please contact:
Chuck Houser, Project Manager
Phone: (858) 571-5500
Address: 8799 Balboa Ave., Suite 290
                  San Diego, CA 92123


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Comprehensive Water Tank Maintenance and New Tank Installation

Superior Tank Solutions, Inc. (STS) is a full service contractor dedicated to providing complete maintenance, repair, design and installation of steel water storage tanks.

STS provides a wide variety of services to simplify tank maintenance and ensure tanks operate at peak performance:
• Routine cleaning to remove sediment and biofilm to preserve water quality.
• Thorough conditional assessments including analysis of the existing coatings and testing for corrosion on the underside of the floor.
• Tank review for compliance to annually changing AWWA, OSHA & Health Department standards.
• Water quality evaluations and active mixing system installations.
• Customized Annual Maintenance Programs to extend the life of your tanks indefinitely with affordable fixed annual costs.

As a licensed California Based Contractor, STS also performs major repairs, upgrades and tank installations:
• Exterior and Interior coating renovations including lead abatement, 100% solids coatings, and VOC free coatings.
• Structural repairs and upgrades from small leaks to floor or rafter replacement.
• New Turn-Key D103 compliant fusion bonded powder coated bolted steel tanks.
• New Turn-Key D100 compliant welded steel tanks.
• Safety and Security upgrades to meet state and federal regulatory compliance.

STS is committed to providing Superior products and services for all of our clients’ storage tank needs.

For further information contact:

Matt Tasch, Director of Project Management, with Superior Tank Solutions, Inc.:
phone: 888-712-4385
email: mtasch@superiortanksolutions.com
Preferred Provider Program


Established in 1954, Taber Consultants has a successful 57 year track record of working with federal, state, county and local public agencies and special districts in rural areas and small communities throughout California.

Taber Consultants provides timely, innovative, state-of-the-art solutions to client challenges in the areas of geotechnical engineering, engineering geology, environmental site investigations and cleanups, regulatory reporting and compliance, and water resources management.

Too often in today’s business world, customer service is a forgotten issue. Not so at Taber Consultants. We listen to your needs and identify solutions that benefit you. We go out of our way to understand your business and timetables, so we can meet all your requirements. And, we stand behind our work. When it comes to our business, we offer our clients a powerful resource and a recipe for successful completion of your projects on time and on budget.

Taber Consultants’ key services include:

Water Resources Services

             • Hydro-geologic evaluations
             • Depth specific analysis
             • Surface water – groundwater interaction
             • Groundwater management plans
             • Water resources development
             • Aquifer testing
             • Well and well field design
             • Well rehabilitation
             • Water supply vulnerability assessments
             • Groundwater modeling

Environmental Services

             • Waste Discharge Permits
             • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans
             • Environmental Site Characterization
             • Statistical and trend analysis of water quality data
             • Surface water sampling programs
             • Groundwater monitoring
             • Regulatory reporting and compliance
             • “Non-typical” and emerging compounds of concern in water supplies analysis

Geotechnical Services

             • Water tank foundation design
             • Diversions and pump stations
             • Dams, lakes, ponds
             • Levees, canals and pipelines
             • Water treatment and storage facilities
             • Foundation selection and design
             • Settlement and seepage analysis
             • Slope stability studies
             • Seismic design criteria development
             • Geotechnical drilling

For further information, contact Tom Ballard at:
phone: (Toll Free) 888.423.0573
email: tballard@taberconsultants.com