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Louisiana Rural Water Association Helps Restore Water in Parker, Fla. After Hurricane Michael

PARKER, Fla. – Amber Parkle and her daughter had been without water for ten days, and they cheered when responders from the Louisiana Rural Water Association opened their meter and […]

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Georgia Rural Water Restores Water in Bainbridge After Hurricane Michael

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. – Hurricane Michael brought unexpected damage to Bainbridge, Ga., carrying Category 3 strength winds over 100 miles from the shore, uprooting trees, knocking out power and disrupting water […]

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There’s an App for That: Case Study of a Utility Using GIS & Mobile Deployment for Daily Operations: 2 PM CST Nov. 8

There’s an App for That: Case Study of a Utility Using GIS & Mobile Deployment for Daily Operations:  PM CST Nov. 8 Register Now This webinar will demonstrate how Berea […]

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Mississippi Rural Water Aids Hurricane-Ravaged Callaway

CALLAWAY, Fla. – The streets of Callaway, Fla. are lined with piles of debris with power poles and transformers crumpled in the ditches. There is no electricity, but aid from […]

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Georgia Rural Water Restores Water in Camilla After Hurricane Michael

CAMILLA, Ga. – When Hurricane Michael roared through southwest Georgia, it left the city of Camilla, Ga. damaged, without power, and eventually without water. Assistance from the Georgia Rural Water […]

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NRWA Appreciates the Beneficial Water Provisions in the “America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018”

DUNCAN, Okla. – On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, the Senate passed the bipartisan and bicameral comprehensive water resources infrastructure legislative package. The National Rural Water Association is appreciative of the […]

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Rural Water Prepared to Assist Utilities After Hurricane Michael Makes Landfall

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – When Hurricane Michael made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane and the most powerful storm to hit the continental United States in 14 years, emergency responders from […]

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Watson Elected NRWA President; Directors Voted to Executive Board

Ft. Worth, Texas – Kent Watson of Texas was elected President of the National Rural Water Association (NRWA) at the 2018 WaterPro Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Watson will lead […]

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Fletcher Named 2018 NRWA Man of the Year

FORT Worth, Texas – Steve Fletcher was named the National Rural Water Association’s Man of the Year during the annual Tribute to Excellence awards ceremony, held on Sept. 18 at […]

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NRWA Seeks Feedback to Help Plan Future Conferences

DUNCAN, Okla. – After a successful WaterPro Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, the National Rural Water Association is seeking feedback from anyone who did or did not attend the 2018 […]

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Atwood and Harris, Retiring NRWA Staff, Honored as Rural Water Stars

FORT WORTH, Texas – The National Rural Water Association honored two retiring staff members after years of service to Rural Water. Claudette Atwood and Michael Harris both received the Rural […]

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Missouri Wins Association of the Year at Annual NRWA Awards; Kentucky, Ohio, South Dakota, Oklahoma and Wisconsin Earn Awards

FORT WORTH, Texas – The Missouri Rural Water Association received the State Association of the Year award at the annual Tribute to Excellence awards ceremony, held on Sept. 18 at […]

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Jamie Hope of Florida and Chris Groh of Wisconsin Win “Are You Smarter Than a Circuit Rider?”

FORT WORTH, Texas. – Jamie Hope from the Florida Rural Water Association won first place and Chris Groh from the Wisconsin Rural Water Association won second place at the Are […]

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The National Rural Water Association Opens the 2018 WaterPro Conference

FORT WORTH, Texas – The National Rural Water Association opened the 2018 WaterPro Conference with a morning session on Sept. 17 in Fort Worth, Texas. The opening included speeches from […]

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Rural Water Prepares for Hurricane Impact along the Southeastern US

In preparation of Hurricane Florence’s landfall, National Rural Water Association (NRWA) and its State Associations stand ready to assist with water and wastewater systems’ emergency needs. Hurricane Florence is predicted […]

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National Rural Water Celebrates Dedicated Water Professionals on Labor Day

Today is Labor Day, the national holiday that celebrates the accomplishments of the American worker and traditionally marks the end of summer. While most Americans will enjoy a day off […]

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Kentucky Rural Water and Neighboring Systems Assist Community When Source Runs Dry

WHEELWRIGHT, Ken. – When the City of Wheelwright’s water source ran dry, experts from the Kentucky Rural Water Association and crews from neighboring communities rallied to connect to a new […]

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Rural Water and USDA Rural Development Collaborate to Create A Water Meter Specification That Helps Communities Upgrade Meters And Save Money

ELBOW LAKE, Minn. – With numerous rural communities struggling to make use of water meter upgrades, a Minnesota Rural Water Association expect had written a water meter specification that allows […]

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SPECIAL REPORT: Rural Water Districts Lead in Sustainability Partnerships

Download the PDF Version The National Rural Water Association’s Advancement and Sustainability Institute recently conducted a blind survey to determine the prevalence and nature of partnerships in the water industry. […]

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Unfiltered Episode 4 – Source Water Program

Michael Preston discusses the NRWA Source Water Program You can view the episode at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfQQF4LhD6Q

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Alaska Rural Water Assists Community When a Leak Threatens to Drain Reservoir

SAXMAN, Alaska – When a leak threatened to drain the reservoir and leave the city of Saxman, Alaska without water, the Alaska Rural Water Association helped connect a new service […]

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Iowa Rural Water Assists Community with Water Chemistry; Reduces Nitrites and Saves Money

WELLMAN, Iowa – When the City of Wellman, Iowa started showing high levels of nitrites in their water, assistance from the Iowa Rural Water Association helped adjust the system’s water […]

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Rural Water Loan Fund Helps Small System Repair Well After Lightning Strike

Rural Water Loan Fund Want to learn more about the Rural Water Loan Fund? Read more in the upcoming August issue of Rural Water magazine or Click Here LEAF, Miss. […]

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Florida Rural Water Assists Community Battling Leaks

TALLAHASSE, Fla. – The Florida Rural Water Association recently assisted a community, battling numerous leaks that forced the city’s water pumped to double their production to maintain service. “The story […]

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Independence Day Celebrations Would Look Much Different Without Rural Water

Today, people across the United States will celebrate the founding of our nation, most with some combination of barbecue, parades, flags, family and fireworks. The Rural Water Family prides itself […]

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