Category: Rural Water Rally

NRWA Opens 2016 Rural Water Rally

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A packed crowd greeted Congressman Tom Cole and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack with standing ovations during the opening of the National Rural Water Association’s annual Rural Water Rally today in Washington D.C. Cole, a Republican representative from Oklahoma, praised the quality of Rural Water programs and the “bang for the buck”… Read more »

Support Rural Water using #highqualityh2o

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Rural Water Association will begin their annual Rural Water Rally today in Washington, D.C., gathering members from across the country to advocate for water system funding and affordable water regulations. You can help show your support for the goals of clean, reliable and affordable water, even if you couldn’t make the trip… Read more »

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… 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 »

NRWA Opens 2014 Rural Water Rally

2014 Rally Open

WASHINGTON D.C. – The National Rural Water Association opened the 2014 Rural Water Rally in an opening session that included speeches from Congressman Alan Nunnelee and USDA Acting Under Secretary for Rural Development Doug O’Brien, held on February 11th in Washington D.C. Nunnelee, a Republican from Mississippi, remarked about the efforts of the Mississippi Rural… Read more »

Padalino remarks a highlight of rally opening

WASHINGTON, D.C. — John Padalino, Administrator for the Rural Utilities Service, spoke in the opening of the 2013 Rural Water Rally that was held Feb. 11-13 in Washington, D.C.  Padalino has long been considered a friend of Rural Water because of his early work in the industry and his work with RUS. The administrator’s comments… 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 »