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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:


NRWA Opens Call for Abstracts for 2019 WaterPro Conference in Nashville, Tenn.

NRWA Opens Call for Abstracts for 2019 WaterPro Conference in Nashville, Tenn.

DUNCAN, Okla. – The National Rural Water Association has opened a call for abstracts for the 2019 WaterPro Conference, to be held September 9 - 11, 2019 at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee. NRWA is looking for experienced professionals and outstanding leaders to present on a wide variety of current challenges and opportunities for our attendees. Those interested in…read more →
Maine Rural Water Assists Community with Leak that Drains Half of Reservoir

Maine Rural Water Assists Community with Leak that Drains Half of Reservoir

DEXTER, Maine – Tom Crawford checked the Dexter reservoir in the morning and saw it had lost nearly half its water, and levels were dropping fast. Timely assistance from the Maine Rural Water Association helped locate a leak in an unknown water main and prevent the community from losing water. “It was a real emergency,” explained Crawford, the Superintendent for…read more →
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