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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.


Apprenticeship Program

It takes more than 380,000 highly skilled water and wastewater personnel to ensure the public supply of safe drinking water and to protect our lakes, streams and groundwater. Advancements in water treatment and supply technology have increased the skills and training required of this workforce. Water professionals are ultimately responsible for meeting stringent regulatory standards, replacing aging infrastructure, recruiting and training new operations specialists, and responding to and recovering from disasters.

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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:


USDA Awards $6 Million to Develop a National Apprenticeship Program

USDA Awards $6 Million to Develop a National Apprenticeship Program

DUNCAN, Okla. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently awarded a $6 million grant to NRWA for further development of its National Apprenticeship program. At the 2018 WaterPro Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, Edna Primrose, USDA Assistant Administrator for Rural Development’s Water and Environmental Programs, announced this award to NRWA for workforce development in the water industry that will…read more →
Reduce your water department’s operational costs by simplifying the payment process: 2 PM CST Dec. 6

Reduce your water department’s operational costs by simplifying the payment process: 2 PM CST Dec. 6

Reduce your water department's operational costs by simplifying the payment process: 2 PM CST Dec. 6 Register Now Increasingly, water companies are processing receivables, even in large volumes, in-house. Doing so saves the water department money, puts knowledgeable personnel to the task, and allows for high-levels of quality assurance and customer service. In this webinar, we will discuss the unique…read more →
NRWA Launches Savings Engine

NRWA Launches Savings Engine

DUNCAN, Okla. – National Rural Water Association (NRWA) has launched the aqkWa Savings engine, nrwa.org/savings-engine, to provide consumers with an interactive, personalized online tool to help save water, energy and money. ““The NRWA has partnered with the aqKWa Savings Engine to provide consumer education on water conservation through our 31,000 water and wastewater utility system membership,” said NRWA Deputy CEO…read more →
Florida Water Helps Port St. Joe Recover from Hurricane Michael

Florida Water Helps Port St. Joe Recover from Hurricane Michael

PORT ST JOE, Fla. – When Hurricane Michael made landfall, Port St. Joe water plant staff watched the wind hurl fifty-gallon steel drums from the yard into the tree line. “This is probably the safest building in the county,” said Larry McClamma, the Port St. Joe water plant manager. “I sat there and watched the storm throw barrels into the…read more →
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