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MCGA & NRWA Joint Position Statement on Cybersecurity Readiness

On Monday, February 8, 2021, Sheriff Bob Gualtieri held a press conference surrounding the unlawful intrusion to the City of Oldsmar’s water treatment system. During the press conference, Sherriff Gualtieri […]

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Rural Water Responding to Winter Weather

It has been a busy week for water and wastewater operators across the U.S. as they respond to winter weather and all that comes with it. From water main breaks […]

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22nd Great American Water Taste Test Finals

View the 2021 Great American Water Taste Test Finals and find out who has the best tasting water in the U.S. The Great American Water Taste Test is the nation’s […]

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National Rural Water Association Statement on City of Oldsmar, Florida Cybersecurity Incident

Sheriff Bob Gualtieri gave a press conference on Monday, February 8, 2021 surrounding the unlawful intrusion to the City of Oldsmar’s water treatment system. Mayor Eric Seidel and City Manager […]

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NRWA Supports the Bipartisan Bill to Increase Emergency Funding for Rural Water Systems

This past Friday, February 5, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to provide rural communities under economic strain during the COVID-19 pandemic with direct […]

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Radhika Fox Named EPA’s Top Water Official

NRWA congratulates Radhika Fox on being appointed the EPA Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water by the Biden Administration.  She will serve as the Acting Assistant Administrator […]

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NRWA Urges for Technical Assistance for Rural and Small Communities to Ensure Compliance with the New EPA Lead Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published the “final” revisions to lead and copper rule in the Federal Register (link).  The great majority of communities regulated by the new […]

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Remembering the Life and Legacy of Doug Anderton, a Rural Water Hero

Doug Anderton, former NRWA President and National Director from the great state of Georgia, passed away December 28, 2020. Mr. Anderton was an avid Rural Water supporter and advocate, serving […]

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Looking Back at 2020

2020 has been an unprecedented and challenging year, to state the obvious. The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes throughout our country and the world, and specifically it has presented unique […]

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NRWA Water Industry Publication Update

DUNCAN, OK — The National Rural Water Association (NRWA) has announced the transition of its industry-leading water publication, Rural Water magazine, to a new partnership with B2B marketing agency Rogue […]

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Water Sector Coordinating Council COVID-19 Vaccinations Statement

The Water Sector Coordinating Council, comprising representatives of the national water and wastewater organizations, urges drinking water and wastewater utilities across the country to contact their state and local public […]

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NRWA 2021 Rural Water Rally Update

Duncan, OKLAHOMA – The Rural Water Rally in-person event scheduled for February 8-10, 2021 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 health crisis and the uncertainty of scheduling face-to-face meetings […]

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Preventing Frozen Pipes

As we move into the winter months and cooler temperatures, make sure to keep an eye on your water pipes and plumbing. Frozen pipes that break or burst can cause […]

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USDA Launches AskUSDA to Improve and Streamline Customer Experience

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2020 – Today, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the official launch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) AskUSDA Contact Center program. The AskUSDA Contact […]

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Honoring a Rural Water Champion, Mr. Kent Evans

It is with a heavy heart that we let you know that the Rural Water family has lost a true champion. Mr. Kent Evans of South Carolina passed away early […]

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Community-Based Water Resilience: Keep Vital Services Flowing

Communities rely on water and wastewater services. Approximately 53,000 community water systems in the United States serve more than 300 million Americans, each of whom uses approximately 100 gallons of […]

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National Apprenticeship Week Spotlight – Joni Synatschk

Joni Synatschk started her career after college in the health field working in laboratory research of virology, immunohematology, serology and urology. During her first year, she was working on research […]

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National Apprenticeship Week Spotlight – Ernie Klimek

Ernie Klimek joined the United States Air Force and served as a Minuteman III ICBM Missile Systems, a Missile Facility Specialist, and a 90th Strategic Missile Wing during his time […]

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National Apprenticeship Week Spotlight – Paula Jackson

Paula Jackson joined the U.S. Air Force when she was 18 years old, quickly selecting the water resource career field. The Air Force sent her to technical school for 8 […]

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National Apprenticeship Week Spotlight – Betty Green

Betty’s career in the water industry started by running across a high school classmate she had not seen in 10 years. As they talked about how long it was since […]

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Tennessee Association of Utility District Announces Partnership to Create State’s First Water Utility Apprenticeship Program

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (November 2, 2020) – Officials with the Tennessee Association of Utility Districts (TAUD) have announced a partnership with the Bell Buckle Water & Wastewater System to create the […]

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Safety Training: Protecting Your Most Valuable Asset

By Michael Hersman, Circuit Rider, West Virginia Rural Water Association We are a technology driven industry. There are many changes being made in the water and wastewater utility industry and […]

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First Water System Operations Specialist Apprentice Graduates from Idaho

By Therese Borgerding, IRWA Apprenticeship Program Idaho Rural Water Association is pleased to announce the graduation of Steven Grigsby, the first Water System Operations Specialist apprentice for IRWA’s Apprenticeship Program. […]

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NRWA 2020 Awards of Excellence Winners

NRWA is pleased to announce our 2020 State Association Awards of Excellence winners! Watch this video to see which states won and why they were selected by the committee. 

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American West Fighting Raging Wildfires

While Louisiana and parts of Texas are starting the recovery process after devastating Hurricane Laura, California and the Pacific Northwest are battling raging wildfires. California had a record 2.5 million […]

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