Category: Technical Assistance

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 »

WVRWA leak detection saves community $3,000 per month

JUNIOR, W. Va. – When the Town of Junior, W. Va. noticed usage had increased by 35,000 gallons per day, they contacted the West Virginia Rural Water Association for assistance. “We started isolating parts of the system,” said Bertis McCarty, a WVRWA Circuit Rider. Circuit Riders are roving water system experts that provide training and… Read more »

Rural Water Assists Community after Water Tank Freezes, Saves $30,000

RAMSEY, Mont. – When sub-zero temperatures froze a riser pipe, the Ramsey County Water and Sewer District contacted Montana Rural Water Systems for assistance. “We were working in 35-below weather and trying to find people to help in this emergency,” Ramsay Secretary Gayle Hunt said in a letter. “Although the people of Ramsay had sufficient… Read more »

Rural Water Associations in Florida and Georgia Assisting Utilities After Irma

DUNCAN, Okla. – Emergency Response teams from the Florida Rural Water Association and Georgia Rural Water Association staged personnel, equipment and supplies outside the heaviest areas of the storm and have begun assisting utilities after Irma’s landfall. Associations started making detailed plans as the storms approached, assessing potentiality-impacted systems and outlining the generators and equipment… Read more »

Rural Water Begins Assisting Texas and Louisiana Utilities as Harvey Flood Waters Recede

DUNCAN, Okla. – Staff from the Texas Rural Water Association and the Louisiana Rural Water Association have begun providing assistance to the small water and wastewater utilities affected by Hurricane Harvey. As flood waters recede, these water professionals are beginning to assess systems, provide emergency power generation and provide assistance with repairs. TRWA has already… Read more »