Category: Technical Assistance

Rural Water Assists North Dakota Utility After Tank Freezes

HANNAFORD, N. D. – When ice blocked the intake of the Hannaford water tower, the pumps cycled erratically, pressure spiked in the distribution system, and malfunctions threatened to leave the community without water. Assistance from the North Dakota Rural Water Systems Association helped avoid disaster and restore water service. “We had some insulation in the… Read more »

Rural Water Assists Community Suffering from Collapsed Tank and 10 Million Gallons in Water Loss

PINE GROVE, Calif. – When an accident caused a water tank to implode, the Pine Grove Community Services District discovered they were losing 10 million gallons of water a year. Assistance from the California Rural Water Association helped bring the situation under control and saved the community over $13,000 per year. The situation first emerged… Read more »

Rural Water Assists Southern Utilities Struggling with Extreme Cold

DUNCAN, Okla. –  When extremely cold temperatures moved through the Southern U.S in January, several water utilities struggled with hard freezes, broken pipes and low pressure. Rural Water professionals from Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi worked to find leaks, make repairs and restore service to the impacted communities. News reports indicated that weather-related boil orders doubled… Read more »

Rural Water Assists City When Water Tanks Run Dry

WHITE BIRD, Idaho – When their water tanks suddenly went dry, the City of White Bird, Idaho called the Idaho Rural Water Association for assistance. “They thought there must be a big leak somewhere,” said Kevin McLeod, an IRWA Circuit Rider. “They said the water just disappeared.” McLeod gathered some tools and equipment, then drove… Read more »