NRWA opens Rally Registration; Announces new social media campaign

DUNCAN, Okla. – The National Rural Water Association opened registration for the 2016 Rural Water Rally today. The rally will be held Feb. 8 -10 at the Hyatt Regency in Washington D.C. Those interested in attending the rally can register at

This year, NRWA is sponsoring a social media campaign that coincides with the rally. Anyone interested in supporting rural water is encouraged to share a Tweet or Facebook post with the hashtag #highqualityh2o.

“The primary strength of Rural Water is the day-to-day hard work of small utility staff,” explained NRWA CEO Sam Wade. “Not everyone can make a trip to Washington, D.C., but this campaign will give everyone a chance to be the voice of rural water and show their support for clean, safe drinking water.”

Campaign details are available on the rally website, including links that allow individuals to sign-up for reminders to post during the rally. There is also a letter writing campaign that will allow utilities who cannot attend the rally to voice their support for rural water.

The Annual Great American Water Taste Test will be held at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 10. Entries will be taken from utilities across the nation that have won their state association’s taste test.