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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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Special Report: AWIA Risk and Resilience Assessment Checklist

The National Rural Water Association is pleased to announce that the partnership between the Environmental Protection Agency and NRWA has produced a simplified checklist for small systems to utilize for […]

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Tennessee Association of Utility Districts Assists Community After Devastating Tornado

Written by: Johnny Walker & Kevin Gilliam of TAUD At approximately 1:52 a.m. on March 3, 2020, a deadly EF-4 tornado touched down and ravaged several neighborhoods in Putnam County, […]

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National Rural Water Association honors the life and accomplishments of a Rural Water Hero, Pat Williams.

National Rural Water Association honors the life and accomplishments of a Rural Water Hero, Pat Williams. His years of service and commitment to the Rural Water Industry will be remembered […]

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NRWA Conducts Rapid Needs Assessment of Critical Impacts of COVID-19

National Rural Water Association recently conducted a national survey of small and rural utility systems. NRWA estimates small water and wastewater systems will lose $998 million in revenue by mid-July.  […]

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USDA Rural Utilities Service, Water and Environment Programs declare Circuit Riders Essential Service

In response to the Presidential Declaration of a National Emergency concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak, USDA Rural Utilities Service, Water and Environmental Programs declared the Circuit Rider Drinking […]

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Special Report from NRWA CEO

These are trying times for our nation and for the people who work at our public water and wastewater utilities. Without a doubt, Americans rely on safe and clean water […]

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NRWA Statement on the COVID-19 Virus

The National Rural Water Association continues to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and recommends all water and wastewater utilities review the best and latest information on the following trusted websites: […]

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NRWA PFAS Lawsuit Statement

On Tuesday February 25th, the National Rural Water Association filed a federal class action lawsuit against PFAS manufacturers. NRWA took this action for a simple reason: their rural water and wastewater systems are not […]

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Special Report: Circuit Riders – The Origin and Mission

Initially, Circuit Riders were clergy assigned to travel around specific geographic territories and deliver a sermon or religious address to settlers and organize congregations in the earliest years of the […]

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Water Project

By Dennis Berkey, Sixth Grade Teacher, Westview Elementary Originally featured in Alliance of Indiana Rural Water’s Hoosier Pipeline. Students at Westview Elementary School are becoming experts in water. This rural […]

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Utility Management Certification Reaching Far and Wide

Today, the water and wastewater industry is more complex than ever before. Economics, increased complexity in regulatory requirements and a changing society are crafting the water and wastewater systems of […]

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NRWA Opens 2020 Rural Water Rally with Speeches from Senator Roy Blunt and Deputy Undersecretary for USDA Rural Development DJ LaVoy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Rural Water Association opened the 2020 Rural Water Rally with approximately 280 rural water professionals in attendance on February 4 in Washington, D.C. VIP speakers […]

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North Marshall Water District of Kentucky Takes Home Best Tasting Water in the Nation

Washington, D.C. – North Marshall Water District, located in Benton, Kentucky, claimed the 2020 title of America’s Best Tasting Drinking Water at the 21st Anniversary of the Great American Water […]

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Planning for the Future with a Source Water Protection Program

Originally featured in Kentucky Rural Water Association’s magazine Waterproof. By Matt Glass, Source Water Specialist Drinking water sources are subject to a variety of contaminants and Source Water Protection (SWP) […]

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Florida Rural Water Association Apprenticeship Program Hosts First Training

Florida Rural Water Association (FRWA) kicked off its new Apprenticeship Program on January 17, 2020! This program aims to offer training to new and less experienced operators in water and […]

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