IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 26, 2002

Mayors, Environmental Officials to Discuss Water Security
Miami Beach Meeting, Friday, April 5, 9am - noon

Miami -- Mayors, environmental policy makers, and municipal officials will meet in Miami Beach for a three-day meeting to discuss water security issues and other challenges facing city water systems across the country.

On Friday, April 5, 2002 from 9:00 a.m. to noon, the group will hear from officials with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the American Water Works Association about efforts to ensure the safety of the nation's water supply in light of terrorist threats.

The discussion is expected to include about one dozen mayors from across Florida and the nation, including Miami Beach Mayor David Dermer, Trenton Mayor Douglas Palmer, Augusta (Ga.) Mayor Bob Young, and Waco (Texas) Mayor Linda Ethridge.

WHO:
Mayors and environmental officials

WHAT:
Discussion of water security issues

WHEN:
Friday April 5, 2002
9:00 a.m. - noon

WHERE:
The Roney Palace Beach Resort
2399 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL

A complete schedule for the three-day meeting is available online at http://usmayors.org/USCM/urbanwater/.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are about 1,100 such cities in the country today. Each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor. The Conference's Urban Water Council assists local governments in developing innovative and cost-effective methods of providing a wide range of water services.

Contact:
Andy Solomon, (202) 861-6766

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