Category: News

McBride Appointed as RUS Administrator

Brandon McBride

WASHINGTON D.C. — Brandon McBride has been named as the new Administrator of USDA’s Rural Utilities Service. McBride had served as a Senior Professional Staff on the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, a position he has held since 2009.  Prior to this, he served as a Legislative Assistant for Senator Blanche Lincoln from 2003… Read more »

NRWA announces Rural Water Impact Affinity Program

DUNCAN, Okla. – The National Rural Water Association has announced a new series of affinity programs to support small water and wastewater utilities across the country. These programs will be available through State Rural Water Associations as a benefit for their members. “These affinity programs are part of NRWA’s primary mission to support our state… Read more »

NRWA Announces Data Breach Insurance Affinity Program

DUNCAN, Okla. – The National Rural Water Association has announced a new series of affinity programs to support small water and wastewater utilities across the country. These programs will be available through State Rural Water Associations as a benefit for their members. “These affinity programs are part of NRWA’s primary mission to support our state… Read more »

NRWA Announces Water Loss Insurance Affinity Program

DUNCAN, Okla. – The National Rural Water Association has announced a new series of affinity programs to support small water and wastewater utilities across the country. These programs will be available through State Rural Water Associations as a benefit for their members. “These affinity programs are part of NRWA’s primary mission to support our state… Read more »

Rural Water assists Mount Zion with water loss, finances

Mount Zion, W. Va. – Mount Zion had every chance to fail. The small West Virginia community was losing water to an improperly-installed distribution system, buried under old debt, and under investigation by the Public Service Commission. Instead of failing, though, Mount Zion is progressing toward financial stability and utility sustainability with assistance from the… Read more »

Easthampton, Mass has nation’s best tasting water

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Easthampton Water Department from Easthampton, Mass. won the gold medal for best tasting water and the 16th annual Great American Water Taste Test, held as part of the Rural Water Rally on February 11th in Washington, D.C. “I’m really proud of this,” Tom Newton, supervisor of Easthampton Water Works, told ABC… Read more »

Nebraska Rural Water helps Ashland with sustainability

ASHLAND, Neb. – The City of Ashland, Neb. has been looking for ways to save money and improve the function of their water utility. Now, with the help of the Nebraska Rural Water Association, the system started to progress toward their goals. “The training has reinforced what we were trying to do,” said Bill Torpy,… Read more »

Hilton speaks at SDWA 40th anniversary forum

WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Rural Water Association President Charles Hilton spoke during a celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act held on Dec. 9th at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The event was hosted by a collection of water organizations, including the American Water Works Association, the Association of… Read more »

KRWA assists Burr Oak with contaminated well

BURR OAK, Kan. – Doug Guenther and Greg Metz, Technical Assistants with the Kansas Rural Water Association, went to the City of Burr Oak on June 24th to assist with a loss of chlorine and helped restore a contaminated well threatening the community’s health. “I came at the request of Mayor Walter Wilson, because they… Read more »