Category: Events

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 »

NRWA Opens 2015 WaterPro Conference

OKLAHOMA CITY – The National Rural Water Association opened the 2015 WaterPro Conference in Oklahoma City with a ceremony on Sept. 28, 2015. The ceremony included speeches from USDA Rural Utility Service Administrator Brandon McBride, NRWA President Charles Hilton, NRWA’s Oklahoma Director Jimmy Seago, and NRWA CEO Sam Wade. President Hilton presented awards to NRWA’s… Read more »

WaterPro Conference Offers Unique Co-Location

WaterPro Conference

DUNCAN, Okla. – The 2015 WaterPro Conference will be a unique opportunity for water and wastewater professionals. This year NRWA’s WaterPro Conference will be co-located with the annual meetings of the Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC). The conference will be held Sept. 28-30 in Oklahoma City,… Read more »

McBride, New Rural Utilities Service Administrator, to Speak at Forum (updated)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Brandon McBride, the recently appointed Administrator of the Rural Utilities Service has confirmed his participation in the District/Regional System Financing and Regulatory Forum that will take place June 2-3 in Washington D.C. “This will offer attendees with the unique opportunity to meet directly with the Administrator and the RUS staff that manages… Read more »

NRWA hosting Water District Forum June 2-3

DUNCAN, Okla. – The NRWA is hosting a new event to assist water districts. The Water District Finance and Regulatory Issues Forum will be held on June 2-3, 2015 in Washington, D.C. This forum is designed to identify the challenges facing water districts, their potential solutions and available resources as well as educate agency officials… Read more »

Easthampton, Mass has nation’s best tasting water

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Easthampton Water Department from Easthampton, Mass. won the gold medal for best tasting water and the 16th annual Great American Water Taste Test, held as part of the Rural Water Rally on February 11th in Washington, D.C. “I’m really proud of this,” Tom Newton, supervisor of Easthampton Water Works, told ABC… Read more »

Acting Administrator Honors States for Emergency Response

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Jasper Schneider, acting administrator of the Rural Utilities Service, honored three states during the NRWA Rural Water Rally in Washington, D.C. “The administrator’s coin is really the highest award the administrator can bestow,” Schneider said. He awarded coins to representatives from the state associations of Arkansas, Illinois, and Mississippi for their emergency… Read more »

NRWA Opens 2015 Rural Water Rally

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Rural Water Association opened the 2015 Rural Water Rally on February 10th with a ceremony that included speeches from NRWA President Charles Hilton, Congressman Robert Aderholt, and USDA Undersecretary of Rural Development Lisa Mensah. Hilton, the NRWA President from South Carolina, began the rally by reminding the crowd about the power… 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 »