Category: News

Rural Water Spotlight: Grady Rural Water #6

Part of our series Rural Water Spotlight. See more stories in the newest issue of Rural Water magazine. AMBER, Okla. – In a metal building west of the small Oklahoma town of Amber, Paul Jones is gathering his staff around a wall filled with color-coded pipe maps and a whiteboard scrawled with the day’s priorities…. Read more »

Hilton elected NRWA President

SEATTLE, Wash. – Charles Hilton from South Carolina was elected to serve as President of the National Rural Water Association on Wednesday, October 8th in Seattle, Wash. Hilton was elected to the board of the South Carolina Rural Water Association in 1991 and to the NRWA board in 1999. Hilton opened is inaugural speech by addressing… Read more »

Anderton named NRWA Man of the Year

SEATTLE, Wash. – Outgoing National Rural Water Association President Doug Anderton was named NRWA Man of the Year during the annual Tribute to Excellence awards ceremony on Monday, October 6th in Seattle, Wash. “It’s not every year that we present the Man/Woman of the Year award,” said Awards Committee Chairman Kent Watson, an NRWA board… Read more »

WaterPro 2014 photo galleries

Check out all the great photos taken at the 2014 WaterPro Conference – award winners, exhibitors, speakers and attendee photos are shared in these galleries.  Seattle hosted one of NRWA’s most successful Annual Conferences ever!  Plan on attending WaterPro 2015 in Oklahoma City, September 28-30.

Florida wins Association of the Year; Anderton Man of the Year

SEATTLE, Wash. – The National Rural Water Association held its annual Tribute to Excellence awards ceremony as part of the WaterPro Conference on Monday, October 6th in Seattle, Wash. The Florida Rural Water Association was named the Association of the Year. “This Association endeavors to achieve as much as possible with the resources available for… Read more »

NRWA opens 2014 WaterPro Conference

SEATTLE, Was. – The National Rural Water Association opened its 2014 WaterPro Conference during a ceremony on Monday, Oct. 6th in Seattle, Wash. Over 2,000 water and wastewater professionals from across the nation assembled for the open of the three-day conference. Speeches this year focused on the beginning of rural water, the effort it takes… Read more »

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 »