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EPA Administrator Will Deliver Keynote at WaterPro Conference

The National Rural Water Association welcomes U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler as its keynote speaker at WaterPro Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on September 9, 2019. Wheeler will be the first EPA Administrator to attend WaterPro and to address America’s water and wastewater leadership of rural areas and small communities. WaterPro is the […]

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Don’t Fret – You Can Still Register for WaterPro Conference 2019

Did you miss the early bird registration deadline for WaterPro Conference 2019? Don’t worry! You still have ample time to sign up for the industry event of the year. This year’s agenda is packed full of valuable information and educational tools that you won’t want to miss. With topics on Utility Management, Technology Innovations, Women […]

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Oklahoma Town Wins Best Tasting Water in the Nation

Washington, D.C. – Tahlequah Public Works Authority, located in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, claims the 2019 title of America’s best tasting drinking water at the 20th Anniversary of the Great American Water Taste Test, held on February 6, 2019 in Washington, D.C. as part of the Rural Water Rally. City of Clay Center of Nebraska won the […]

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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 […]

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Watson Elected NRWA President; Directors Voted to Executive Board

Ft. Worth, Texas – Kent Watson of Texas was elected President of the National Rural Water Association (NRWA) at the 2018 WaterPro Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Watson will lead the Executive Board that includes Senior Vice President David Baird of Delaware, Vice President John O’Connell, III of New York, Secretary Glen Womack of Louisiana, […]

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Fletcher Named 2018 NRWA Man of the Year

FORT Worth, Texas – Steve Fletcher was named the National Rural Water Association’s Man of the Year during the annual Tribute to Excellence awards ceremony, held on Sept. 18 at the WaterPro Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. “The Man of the Year award is presented to an individual or an organization that have gone “above […]

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NRWA Seeks Feedback to Help Plan Future Conferences

DUNCAN, Okla. – After a successful WaterPro Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, the National Rural Water Association is seeking feedback from anyone who did or did not attend the 2018 WaterPro Conference. This information will be used to help produce the best experience at future conferences, including the 2019 WaterPro Conference to be held Sept. […]

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Atwood and Harris, Retiring NRWA Staff, Honored as Rural Water Stars

FORT WORTH, Texas – The National Rural Water Association honored two retiring staff members after years of service to Rural Water. Claudette Atwood and Michael Harris both received the Rural Water Star award at the annual Tribute to Excellence awards ceremony, held on Sept. 18 at the WaterPro Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. “The Rural […]

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Missouri Wins Association of the Year at Annual NRWA Awards; Kentucky, Ohio, South Dakota, Oklahoma and Wisconsin Earn Awards

FORT WORTH, Texas – The Missouri Rural Water Association received the State Association of the Year award at the annual Tribute to Excellence awards ceremony, held on Sept. 18 at the WaterPro Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. “The most prestigious and most honored award is the State Association of the Year,” said Ed Savage, chair […]

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Jamie Hope of Florida and Chris Groh of Wisconsin Win “Are You Smarter Than a Circuit Rider?”

FORT WORTH, Texas. – Jamie Hope from the Florida Rural Water Association won first place and Chris Groh from the Wisconsin Rural Water Association won second place at the Are You Smarter Than a Circuit Rider? competition, held Sept. 17 at part of the WaterPro Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Hope won a $7,000 gift […]

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The National Rural Water Association Opens the 2018 WaterPro Conference

FORT WORTH, Texas – The National Rural Water Association opened the 2018 WaterPro Conference with a morning session on Sept. 17 in Fort Worth, Texas. The opening included speeches from NRWA President Steve Fletcher, Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development at the United States Department of Agriculture Anne Hazlett, and NRWA CEO Sam Wade. […]

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Assistant Administrator Helps Open 2018 NRWA In-Service

TULSA, Okla. – Over 400 Rural Water staff from across the U.S. gathered in Tulsa, Okla. as the National Rural Water Association opened their annual in-service training on June 5. This annual event provides the training and education necessary for Rural Water staff to remain the foremost experts in the water industry. “This is one […]

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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, […]

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NRWA Opens Registration for the 2018 WaterPro Conference, Sept. 17-19 in Fort Worth, Texas

DUNCAN, Okla. – The National Rural Water Association opened registration 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/ The conference room block will open on April 16. Housing information can be found at waterproconference.org/travel/hotel/ A full registration is $525 or […]

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NRWA’s Region 8 Environmental Finance Center to Host Forum on April 16-17 in Casper, Wyoming

DUNCAN, Okla. – The National Rural Water Association’s Environmental Finance Center working in partnership with the EPA Region 8 office and the EPA Water Infrastructure Resiliency Finance Center will host a finance forum focusing on the needs of Region 8 communities on April 17-16 at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center in Casper, Wyo. The […]

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Arcadia Water Utility of Wisconsin Named Nations Best-Tasting Water

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three smiling representatives from the Arcadia Water Utility in Arcadia, Wisc. walked onto the stage to accept the Gold Medal Award for the best tasting water at the Great American Water Taste Test, held on Feb. 7 in Washington, D.C. as part of the Rural Water Rally. City of Salisbury Paleo Water […]

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NRWA Opens 2018 Rural Water Rally with Speeches from Sen. John Hoeven and Anne Hazlett

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Rural Water Association opened the 2018 Rural Water Rally with approximately 350 rural water professionals in attendance on Feb. 2 in Washington, D.C. VIP speakers Senator John Hoeven from North Dakota and Anne Hazlett, Special Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development, spoke to the largest attendance at the Rally […]

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NRWA Opens Call for Abstracts for 2018 WaterPro Conference in Fort Worth, Texas

DUNCAN, Okla. – The National Rural Water Association has opened a call for abstracts for the 2018 WaterPro Conference, to be held Sept. 17-19 in Fort Worth, Texas. Experts interested in presenting on topics related to water and wastewater operation, utility management, utility board management, financial management or source water protection can submit abstracts through […]

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