Category: News

NRWA board honors Brayton

SEATTLE, Wash. – The National Rural Water Association Board of Directors recognized Paul Brayton, NRWA director from Florida, during their annual meeting Oct. 5th, 2014. Brayton has served on the NRWA Board since 1996, and is stepping down to pursue other interests.

Welcome to the new NRWA website!

We have redesigned our site to be more informative, user-friendly and functional.  I believe the new NRWA.org is a major step forward for the Association, and an important resource to connect water and wastewater professionals, utility system decision makers, State Associations, industry providers, regulators, and funding agency personnel.  Rural Water is a unique organization, filled… Read more »

OU to host Oklahoma Water Symposium

OU Water Center

NORMAN– Many people don’t worry about turning on a faucet for a glass of clean water, so it may be hard to imagine that clean water is a luxury for about one-sixth of the world’s population. In fact, the Water Technologies for Emerging Regions Center at the University of Oklahoma indicates that one child dies… Read more »

NRWA launching energy efficiency program

DUNCAN, Okla. – The National Rural Water Association will begin a new energy efficiency program designed to promote energy efficient practices in small water and wastewater systems. “Energy efficiency in utilities is an important part of ensuring that rural communities are sustainable,” said NRWA CEO Sam Wade. “”Small water and wastewater systems can benefit significantly… Read more »

USDA provides funding opportunities

Water and wastewater facilities are vital to the health, safety and economic success of rural communities. During fiscal year fiscal year 2012, the Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development infrastructure investment has improved rural economies through delivery of vital utility services, creating jobs and building stronger communities that are better able to grow and attract new… Read more »

Curtis, Neb. wins 2014 water taste test

2014 GAWTT Winners

WASHINGTON, D. C. – Water from Curtis, Neb. was named the best tasting in the nation at the 2014 Great American Water Taste Test, held on February 12th in Washington, D.C. Stansbury Park, Utah won the silver medal and Callaway County Public Service District 2 in Fulton, Mo. won the bronze. Shenandoah, Va. and Point… Read more »

NRWA Opens 2014 Rural Water Rally

2014 Rally Open

WASHINGTON D.C. – The National Rural Water Association opened the 2014 Rural Water Rally in an opening session that included speeches from Congressman Alan Nunnelee and USDA Acting Under Secretary for Rural Development Doug O’Brien, held on February 11th in Washington D.C. Nunnelee, a Republican from Mississippi, remarked about the efforts of the Mississippi Rural… Read more »

Rural water aids Gifford after tornado

GIFFORD, Ill. – A tornado hit Gifford, Ill. on Sunday, Nov. 26th cause considerable damage, including the destruction of at least 20 homes and damage to the town’s water system. Gifford, a village of 995 people about 10 miles north of Champaign, was hit by the tornado around 1 a.m. and four injuries were reported… Read more »

2013 H2O-XPO Photo Galleries

All the photos from the H2O-XPO. Awards Montgomery and Johnson Reception Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Other Photos

NRWA opens 2013 H2O-XPO

2013 XPO open

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The National Rural Water Association opened the 2013 H2O-XPO in a session on Oct. 1st in the Galt House Ballroom. NRWA President Doug Anderton of Georgia began the opening by thanking staff of government agencies that were not able to attend the conference because of the recent government shutdown. His remarks include… Read more »