Category: Awards & Achievements

NRWA Opens 2016 WaterPro Conference in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. – The National Rural Water Association opened the 2016 WaterPro Conference with a morning session on Sept. 12 in Orlando, Fla. The opening included speeches from NRWA President Charles Hilton, Rural Utilities Service Administrator Brandon McBride and NRWA CEO Sam Wade. The speeches examined the past, present and future of Rural Water, highlighting… Read more »

NRWA Honors Bastin, Dunlap; Idaho Named Association of the Year

OKLAHOMA CITY – The National Rural Water Association honored two long-serving members of the rural water family during the Tribute to Excellence Awards Ceremony on Sept. 29 in Oklahoma City. Phil Bastin of Indiana and Jim Dunlap of New Mexico received Clark Cronquist Lifetime Achievement Award, in honor of their leadership and service to the… Read more »

Hilton speaks at SDWA 40th anniversary forum

WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Rural Water Association President Charles Hilton spoke during a celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act held on Dec. 9th at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The event was hosted by a collection of water organizations, including the American Water Works Association, the Association of… Read more »

Hilton elected NRWA President

SEATTLE, Wash. – Charles Hilton from South Carolina was elected to serve as President of the National Rural Water Association on Wednesday, October 8th in Seattle, Wash. Hilton was elected to the board of the South Carolina Rural Water Association in 1991 and to the NRWA board in 1999. Hilton opened is inaugural speech by addressing… Read more »

Anderton named NRWA Man of the Year

SEATTLE, Wash. – Outgoing National Rural Water Association President Doug Anderton was named NRWA Man of the Year during the annual Tribute to Excellence awards ceremony on Monday, October 6th in Seattle, Wash. “It’s not every year that we present the Man/Woman of the Year award,” said Awards Committee Chairman Kent Watson, an NRWA board… Read more »

Florida wins Association of the Year; Anderton Man of the Year

SEATTLE, Wash. – The National Rural Water Association held its annual Tribute to Excellence awards ceremony as part of the WaterPro Conference on Monday, October 6th in Seattle, Wash. The Florida Rural Water Association was named the Association of the Year. “This Association endeavors to achieve as much as possible with the resources available for… Read more »

NRWA hosts 2013 awards; Minnesota Association of the Year

2013 Assn of the Year

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Staff from the Minnesota Rural Water Association jumped up and exchanged high-fives as their association was named “Association of the Year” during the 2013 Tribute to Excellence awards ceremony held October 1st as part of the H2O-XPO in Louisville, Ky. MRWA was honored for years of consistent service, including retaining 17… Read more »

Little Falls, NY wins Environment Award

2013 Enviromental Award

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Little Falls, New York was awarded the Environmental Achievement award at this year’s Tribute to Excellence awards ceremony held on Oct. 1st as part of the H2O-XPO in Louisville, Ky. The National Rural Water Association awards individuals or utilities that have gone beyond the normal requirements of their job to be better… Read more »

KRWA names Rob Johnson “Friend of Rural Water”

WICHITA, Kan. — Robert Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of the National Rural Water Association, was named “Friend of Kansas Rural Water” at the Association’s 2013 conference held at the Century II Convention Center in Wichita in late March.  In presenting the award, Kansas Rural Water General Manager Elmer Ronnebaum commentated that it is difficult to describe “Rob”… Read more »

Prairie du Sac wins taste test; almost skipped competition

PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis. – The staff of the Prairie du Sac water system watched the live video feed of the Great American Water Taste test, not even knowing they had made the five finalists. By the end of the ceremony, the Wisconsin village’s water had been judged the nation’s best-tasting. “It was a good… Read more »