Category: Technical Assistance

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 »

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 »