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National Rural Water Association through its State Rural Water affiliates is the nation’s largest water and wastewater utility membership association with over 31,000 members.


2017 Regional/Water District Issues Forum

This forum is designed to specifically address Rural Water Association Member Regional and District Types of System issues. Attendees will receive a personal briefing from the new administration leadership, key congressional staff and agency management. This is the opportune time to influence the new administration on rural water issues, especially as it relates to our regional and district operations that are atypical in governance, management and finance than large metropolitan systems.

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Technical Assistance and Training

Rural Water is the premier trainer of the water and wastewater industry.  State Rural Water Associations train over 100,000 people annually. Rural Water training and technical assistance helps communities comply with the the Safe Drinking Water Act and Clean Water Act.  Our Association believes in empowering local entities by providing the knowledge and resources they need.

 

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Support Rural Water

NRWA is a grassroots organization founded on the principle of neighbors helping each other.  Membership dues allow NRWA to provide critically-needed assistance to rural and small communities, and represent their interests in Washington, D.C.  Get involved with great people, stay on top of events that affect you, and support America’s water and wastewater professionals!  Become a member of NRWA today.

 

News:


Hearings Show Nominated Secretary of Ag, Senators Support Rural Water

Hearings Show Nominated Secretary of Ag, Senators Support Rural Water

WASHINGTON, D. C. – Statements during the Senate Agriculture Committee’s March 23 confirmation hearings for George "Sonny" Perdue revealed support for Rural Water from both Perdue, nominated to be Secretary of Agriculture, and Senators on the committee. The National Rural Water Association has two recordings of the hearing: a version trimmed to only the comments regarding Rural Water and the live…read more →
Borough Seeks Help from Rural Water After Equipment Failure Floods Water Plant

Borough Seeks Help from Rural Water After Equipment Failure Floods Water Plant

CARLISLE, Pa. – When an equipment failure flooded the Carlisle water plant, the borough sought help from the Pennsylvania Rural Water Association. “Over 1.6 million gallons of water came down from the reservoir and filled the basement of the water plant destroying all the electrical components,” explained Dave Muzzy, a PRWA Circuit Rider. A power loss created a mechanical failure…read more →
NRWA statement on the President’s elimination of USDA drinking water and wastewater infrastructure funding

NRWA statement on the President’s elimination of USDA drinking water and wastewater infrastructure funding

The President’s budget eliminates the USDA water and waste loan and grant program, which has been the lifeline for rural water and small communities across Rural America. Instead, the Administration is placing its confidence with the EPA State Revolving Loan Funds. This demonstrates how blind the Administration is to its rural constituency and the lack of knowledge of what is…read more →
See NRWA President Steve Fletcher’s Testimony to the CEEC Subcommittee

See NRWA President Steve Fletcher’s Testimony to the CEEC Subcommittee

DUNCAN, Okla. – Steve Fletcher, President of the National Rural Water Association, testified to the Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Subcommittee on March 9, 2017 on the Farm Bill and Rural Development Programs. NRWA has two recordings of President Fletcher’s testimony: a version edited to include only his testimony and related comments and the full livestream of the hearing. See Fletcher's…read more →
Utility Turns to California Rural Water to Inform New Board and Manager

Utility Turns to California Rural Water to Inform New Board and Manager

GREENVILLE, Calf. –  When the Indian Valley Community Services District found itself with a brand new five-member board and a new general manager, the small water and wastewater utility turned to the California Rural Water Association for assistance. “None of the new board members had previously served on a water utility board,” explained Angela Wendele, a CRWA Circuit Rider. “They…read more →