Category: Technical Assistance

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 »

Rural Water Helps Locate Leak Costing $1,095 per Month

BURGIN, Ky. – The Town of Burgin, Ky. had a serious leak that was costing $1,095 per month and was bubbling to the surface along roadways, creating a risk to motorists. Assistance from the Kentucky Rural Water Association helped locate and repair the leak, saving thousands of dollars and protecting the lives of local drivers…. Read more »

Rural Water Prepared to Restore Water After Harvey

DUNCAN, Okla. – State Rural Water Associations, especially those in Texas and Louisiana are ready to respond to small communities once flood waters recede. “Restoring water and wastewater service is the primary goal of the Rural Water Emergency Response teams,” said Matt Holmes, Deputy CEO of the National Rural Water Association. The Rural Water Network consist… Read more »

Missouri Rural Water Assists Community After Leaks Drain System

PUXICO, Mo. – When the manager of Wayne/Butler County #4 started getting late-night calls from customers without water, she knew she needed help. Assistance from the Missouri Rural Water Association helped locate the leaks and restore water service. “I got the call at around 10 p.m. that night,” explained Brad Rayburn, a MRWA Circuit Rider…. Read more »

IRWA Makes Multiple Visits to Assist Utility with Chlorine, Odor Problems

GRAND JUNCTION, Iowa – When Grand Junction, Iowa had problems with low chlorine residuals and odor complaints with their water treatment facility, the Iowa Rural Water Association made multiple assistance visits to help correct the problem. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources first contacted IRWA in April, to request rural water’s assistance. Dale Barrie, an… Read more »

ARWA Assistance, USDA funding, Helps Arkansas Town Solve Wastewater Problem, Save Money

McRAE, Ark. – Mayor Robert Sullivan inspects one of the newly-lined manholes of the McRae, Ark. wastewater collection system. Assistance from the Arkansas Rural Water Association and funding from USDA helped refurbish the manholes, solving an inflow problem and saving the community over $3,000 per year. “We had just completed upgrades on the wastewater plant… Read more »

Rural Water Assists Arizona Wastewater Plant with Bulked Sludge

TIERRA GRANDE, Ariz. – When the Wastewater Plant in Tierra Grande, Ariz. had bulked sludge interfering with the hydraulics of the system, they contacted the Rural Water Association of Arizona for assistance. “The sludge had accumulated on the inlet side of the clarifier’s inlet baffled wall,” said Nathan Long, an EPA Wastewater Program Training Specialist… Read more »