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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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Rural Water Rate Study Puts Town on Path of Stability

Rural Water Rate Study Puts Town on Path of Stability

NORWOOD, N.C. – The Town of Norwood, N. C. was faced with the costs of servicing the new debts required to upgrade their water and wastewater system, but a rate study by the North Carolina Rural Water Association put the community on track to sustainability. “The town had recently taken on additional debt because of some big projects,” explained NCRWA…read more →
Rural Water Sewer Cam Helps Locate Blockage

Rural Water Sewer Cam Helps Locate Blockage

GRANVILLE, N. D. – When the Community of Granville couldn’t locate a sewer blockage that was causing sewage backups for residents, they contacted the North Dakota Rural Water Systems Association. “We jetted the main, but the contractor hit a dead end and couldn’t go any further,” explained Granville System Operations Specialist Paul Rosencrans. “We requested Rural Water bring the sewer…read more →
Idaho RWA Assists City with Lost Water, Turbidity, After Runoff Damages Pipe

Idaho RWA Assists City with Lost Water, Turbidity, After Runoff Damages Pipe

JULIAETTA, Idaho – When customers started calling because they were without water, the City of Juliaetta, Idaho started searching for the leak that drained all the water from the storage tanks. When they couldn’t locate the break, assistance from the Idaho Rural Water Association helped the city restore service and obtain funding to replace the vital water line. “We lost…read more →
Unfiltered Episode 2 – Lead and Copper Rule

Unfiltered Episode 2 – Lead and Copper Rule

NRWA Comments Submitted to EPA regarding the Lead and Copper Rule Thank you for the opportunity to comment on regulatory revisions to the drinking water Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) under the Agency’s Executive Order 13132, "Federalism" consultation. Headquartered in Duncan (Oklahoma), the National Rural Water Association (NRWA) is the nonprofit association of the federated state rural water associations with…read more →
Kansas Rural Water Helps System with Applications to Fund Improvement Project

Kansas Rural Water Helps System with Applications to Fund Improvement Project

LYON COUNTY, Kan. – Rita Clary looks over Julia Langley’s shoulder, assisting the Office Manger as she fills out the RD Apply online loan application. Clary is a Circuit Rider with the Kansas Rural Water Association – a water professional expert in both the technical operation and financial management of a water utility. Her experience with the loan application process…read more →
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