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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.

 

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The Treatment of Disinfection By-products with Granular Activated Carbon: 2 PM CST Dec. 17

The Treatment of Disinfection By-products with Granular Activated Carbon: 2 PM CST Dec. 17

The Treatment of Disinfection By-products with Granular Activated Carbon: 2 PM CST Dec. 17 Register Now This webinar will discuss the use of granular activated carbon to help manage disinfection by-products in your system. The webinar will also provide an introduction to activated carbon, and will include information about: • Disinfection By-products • What they are, how they are formed,…read more →
Rural Water Assists Community after Water Tank Freezes, Saves $30,000

Rural Water Assists Community after Water Tank Freezes, Saves $30,000

RAMSEY, Mont. – When sub-zero temperatures froze a riser pipe, the Ramsey County Water and Sewer District contacted Montana Rural Water Systems for assistance. “We were working in 35-below weather and trying to find people to help in this emergency,” Ramsay Secretary Gayle Hunt said in a letter. “Although the people of Ramsay had sufficient water, we did not have…read more →
Sutherland Springs, Texas Tragedy Touches “Rural Water Family”

Sutherland Springs, Texas Tragedy Touches “Rural Water Family”

We often refer to our industry as the “Rural Water Family”. When disasters and/or tragedy strikes one of us, it affects all of us. The tragedy in Sutherland Springs, Texas has touched the Rural Water Family. The Sutherland Springs Water Supply Corporation is a member of the Texas Rural Water Association. In the wake of this tragedy, TRWA reached out…read more →

NRWA Partners with Department of Labor on Apprenticeship Program

DUNCAN, Okla. -- The National Rural Water Association, the nation’s largest water utility association with more than 31,000 members, will hold a ceremonial signing in conjunction with the United States Department of Labor Nov. 14 at 3:30 p.m. local time on the rooftop of 101 Constitution Avenue NW, to launch a new nation-wide apprenticeship program. The DOL will provide support…read more →

Rural Water Helps Restore Water After Major Leaks Drain Supply Tanks

TORREY, Utah –With its water tanks empty and the system under a boil water notice, the town of Torrey, Utah turned to the Rural Water Association of Utah for assistance. “I got a call Friday because Torrey was out of water, and they needed help starting their chlorinator,” explained Greg Johnson, a Circuit Rider with RWAU. Torrey had installed a…read more →