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Rural Water Rate Study Puts Town on Path of Stability

NORWOOD, N.C. – The Town of Norwood, N. C. was faced with the costs of servicing the new debts required to upgrade their water and wastewater system, but a rate study by the North Carolina Rural Water Association put the community on track to sustainability. “The town had recently taken on additional debt because of… Read more »

Rural Water Sewer Cam Helps Locate Blockage

GRANVILLE, N. D. – When the Community of Granville couldn’t locate a sewer blockage that was causing sewage backups for residents, they contacted the North Dakota Rural Water Systems Association. “We jetted the main, but the contractor hit a dead end and couldn’t go any further,” explained Granville System Operations Specialist Paul Rosencrans. “We requested… Read more »

Unfiltered Episode 2 – Lead and Copper Rule

NRWA Comments Submitted to EPA regarding the Lead and Copper Rule Thank you for the opportunity to comment on regulatory revisions to the drinking water Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) under the Agency’s Executive Order 13132, “Federalism” consultation. Headquartered in Duncan (Oklahoma), the National Rural Water Association (NRWA) is the nonprofit association of the federated… Read more »

NRWA Praises Rural and Small Community Water Provisions in House Agriculture Committee Farm Bill

DUNCAN, Okla. — The National Rural Water Association is grateful for the beneficial water-related provisions in the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2). The bill was introduced in the House of Representatives on April 12, 2018 by House Agriculture Committee Chairman, Mike Conaway from Texas. “Over the last 70 years, through the assistance… Read more »

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 »

NRWA Opens Region 8 Environmental Finance Center Forum

CASPER, Wyo — The National Rural Water Association’s Region 8 Environmental Finance Center opened a finance forum focusing on the needs of Region 8 communities on April 17 at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center in Casper, Wyo.  NRWA’s EFC helps communities find effective and innovative ways to help address the growing costs of protecting public health… Read more »

Housing and Registration Open for the 2018 WaterPro Conference, Sept. 17-19 in Fort Worth, Texas

DUNCAN, Okla. – The National Rural Water Association has opened both registration and the housing block for the 2018 WaterPro Conference, scheduled for Sept. 17-19 in Fort Worth, Texas. Those planning to attend the conference can register at A full registration is $525 or $495 for NRWA members through August 17. On August 18,… Read more »

NRWA Launches “Unfiltered” Video Update on Legislative and Regulatory Issues

DUNCAN, Okla. – The National Rural Water Association launched the “Rural Water: Unfiltered” video update today. Unfiltered features discussion and commentary from NRWA’s D.C. staff about current legislative and regulatory issues and how they affect Rural Water utilities. “NRWA is constantly looking for new ways to keep our members informed about issues that impact them… Read more »