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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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The Rural Water Perspective

By Susan Robbins, Louisiana Rural Water Association Source Water Protection Specialist Among the unsung hero’s during a disaster are Water & Wastewater systems personnel and those agencies who help to […]

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Rural Water Responds to Devastating Hurricane Laura

Hurricane Laura struck the Louisiana coastline as a Category 4 storm on Thursday, August 27, 2020. Early Thursday morning, Laura was reaching windspeeds up to 110 miles per hour. The […]

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NRWA Welcomes New CEO, Matt Holmes

Today we welcome the fourth CEO of NRWA, Matthew Holmes!“I still remember my first day working for NMRWA, when I went into the field with Circuit Rider Lupe Aragon and […]

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Rural America Needs Investment Now in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure for Coronavirus Relief

NRWA is advocating for additional tools from USDA Rural Utilities Services to address the economic effects of the COVID-19 crisis and help foster economic development and public health protection. Read […]

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Important News from the National Rural Water Association

Over the past year, a lot of change has taken place at NRWA. Your association has grown to meet many new challenges facing the water sector, including expanding the NRWA […]

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Water Talk at Meadowlark

By: Mark Court, Wyoming Association of Rural Water Systems First published in Wyoming Association of Rural Water Systems magazine, The Wyoming Connection Who said work isn’t fun? I enjoy the […]

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Project Rebound Delivers Essential PPE to Marion County, Kentucky

On Monday May 11, 2020, Project Rebound delivered masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant to local small businesses in Marion County, Kentucky. The state will begin a process to reopen businesses […]

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