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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 Assists North Dakota Utility After Tank Freezes

Rural Water Assists North Dakota Utility After Tank Freezes

HANNAFORD, N. D. – When ice blocked the intake of the Hannaford water tower, the pumps cycled erratically, pressure spiked in the distribution system, and malfunctions threatened to leave the community without water. Assistance from the North Dakota Rural Water Systems Association helped avoid disaster and restore water service. “We had some insulation in the tank that slid down,” explained…read more →
NRWA Opens Region 8 Environmental Finance Center Forum

NRWA Opens Region 8 Environmental Finance Center Forum

CASPER, Wyo -- The National Rural Water Association's Region 8 Environmental Finance Center opened a finance forum focusing on the needs of Region 8 communities on April 17 at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center in Casper, Wyo.  NRWA’s EFC helps communities find effective and innovative ways to help address the growing costs of protecting public health and the environment in a…read more →
Housing and Registration Open for the 2018 WaterPro Conference, Sept. 17-19 in Fort Worth, Texas

Housing and Registration Open for the 2018 WaterPro Conference, Sept. 17-19 in Fort Worth, Texas

DUNCAN, Okla. – The National Rural Water Association has opened both registration and the housing block for the 2018 WaterPro Conference, scheduled for Sept. 17-19 in Fort Worth, Texas. Those planning to attend the conference can register at waterproconference.org/register/attendee/ A full registration is $525 or $495 for NRWA members through August 17. On August 18, the price will increase to…read more →
NRWA Launches “Unfiltered” Video Update on Legislative and Regulatory Issues

NRWA Launches “Unfiltered” Video Update on Legislative and Regulatory Issues

DUNCAN, Okla. – The National Rural Water Association launched the “Rural Water: Unfiltered” video update today. Unfiltered features discussion and commentary from NRWA’s D.C. staff about current legislative and regulatory issues and how they affect Rural Water utilities. “NRWA is constantly looking for new ways to keep our members informed about issues that impact them and their communities,” said NRWA…read more →
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