Category: Training

Source Water Protection Specialists Visit South Florida Water Management District

While attending NRWA’s In-Service Training in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USDA Source Water Protection Specialists from across the country visited the South Florida Water Management District. As the attendees toured the grounds, they learned about A-1 Flow Equalization Basin (FEB), which is one of several projects in the State of Florida’s Restoration Strategies plan to improve… Read more »

NRWA Partners with Department of Labor on Apprenticeship Program

DUNCAN, Okla. — The National Rural Water Association, the nation’s largest water utility association with more than 31,000 members, will hold a ceremonial signing in conjunction with the United States Department of Labor Nov. 14 at 3:30 p.m. local time on the rooftop of 101 Constitution Avenue NW, to launch a new nation-wide apprenticeship program…. 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 »

Mississippi Rural Water Assists Utility After Staff Turnover

WAYNESBORO, Miss. – After two years of staff turnover and political changes, the City of Waynesboro, Miss. contacted the Mississippi Rural Water Association for assistance with training new employees. Robby Mayfield, a MRWA training specialist, visited the utility to provide on-site training for Joe Zaydel, the Public Works Director and Josh West, a certified system… Read more »

South Carolina Rural Water Assists Short-Handed Utility

LORIS, S. C. – When the long-time city administrator and city clerk of Loris, S.C. retired, the small town of 2,400 the public water system was left with no experienced city officials to manage the utility. They contacted the South Carolina Rural Water Association to assist in putting procedures in place and getting the staff… Read more »

WVRWA Trains Utilities in Emergency Response

SCOTT DEPOT, W.V. – The West Virginia Rural Water Association hosted an emergency response training session for water and wastewater utilities May 24 and 25 in Scott Depot, W.V. “West Virginia has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world – majestic mountains, clear flowing streams and scenic river valleys,” said Amy Swann, WVRWA… Read more »

Atlantic States assists Plainfield with Sustainability

Plainfield, Conn. – By chance another employee was on vacation, and Harrold Clarke had the opportunity to attend a sustainability workshop presented by the Atlantic States Rural Water Association. This training presented new ideas and provided motivation for Clarke and his utility, the Town of Plainfield. “Plainfield is an old township in rural Connecticut,” explained… Read more »