Category: News

USDA Offers Support to Utilities Facing El Niño

WASHINGTON, DC – The US Department of Agriculture is offering support to rural utilities that may be impacted by this year’s predicted El Niño climate conditions. El Niño is defined by prolonged warming in the Pacific Ocean surface temperatures. This warming creates a disruption in the ocean-atmosphere system, impacting weather across the globe. Winters, during… Read more »

NRWA Announces First Webinars of 2016

NRWA has announced the first webinars scheduled for 2016. January 7, 2016 at 2 p.m. central: Forming Responsible Management Entities for Septic System Owners. Register Now This webinar will present the benefits of Responsible management Entities (RMEs) homeowners using septic systems. The presentation will discuss the costs and benefits of RMEs and the options available…. Read more »

Washington Rural Water Assists During State’s Largest Fire

OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. – Staff from the Evergreen Rural Water Association of Washington assisted water and wastewater utilities impacted by massive fires in Okanogan County. The fire is considered the largest in Washington state history, burning an area over four times the size of Seattle, and causing over $11 million in property damage. The fires… Read more »

SDWA Compliance for Tribal Systems: 2 p.m. CST Nov. 12

SDWA Compliance for Tribal Systems has be scheduled for 2 p.m. CST Nov. 12. Register Now This webinar will explore the unique challenges of Safe Drinking Water Act compliance for tribal utilities. Tribal system often must provide service to dispersed rural communities with limited employment opportunities and a low tax base. Rural water has a long-standing… Read more »

Rural Water assists after S.C. floods

New Holland, S.C. – Heavy rain and flood water deluged South Carolina in October, causing billions of dollars of damage and leaving many residents without water. On October 13, Jesse Miller, a circuit rider with the South Carolina Rural Water Association helped restore service to one rural farming community. The South Carolina Department of Health… Read more »

Recording for Priority Compliance Topics Webinar available

Click Here to View the Recording   (Registration Required) This webinar will present information on SDWA Compliance issues that have been ranked highest by the state primacy agencies. Randall Kelley has been with Kentucky Rural Water Association (KRWA) since January, 2006.  Since joining KRWA, Randall has held the positions of Wastewater Circuit Rider, ARRA Circuit Rider… Read more »

NRWA Honors Bastin, Dunlap; Idaho Named Association of the Year

OKLAHOMA CITY – The National Rural Water Association honored two long-serving members of the rural water family during the Tribute to Excellence Awards Ceremony on Sept. 29 in Oklahoma City. Phil Bastin of Indiana and Jim Dunlap of New Mexico received Clark Cronquist Lifetime Achievement Award, in honor of their leadership and service to the… Read more »

NRWA Opens 2015 WaterPro Conference

OKLAHOMA CITY – The National Rural Water Association opened the 2015 WaterPro Conference in Oklahoma City with a ceremony on Sept. 28, 2015. The ceremony included speeches from USDA Rural Utility Service Administrator Brandon McBride, NRWA President Charles Hilton, NRWA’s Oklahoma Director Jimmy Seago, and NRWA CEO Sam Wade. President Hilton presented awards to NRWA’s… Read more »

Mississippi Rural Water assists after Tornado

COLUMBIA, Miss. – A damaging tornado swept through the City of Columbia, Miss. On Dec. 23, 2014. Without power, the city was able to operate with an auxiliary generator for a short time. The storm damaged the city’s sewage lagoons and created a large leak in the drinking water system. Around 2:45 on the morning… Read more »