Category: News

Florida Water Helps Port St. Joe Recover from Hurricane Michael

PORT ST JOE, Fla. – When Hurricane Michael made landfall, Port St. Joe water plant staff watched the wind hurl fifty-gallon steel drums from the yard into the tree line. “This is probably the safest building in the county,” said Larry McClamma, the Port St. Joe water plant manager. “I sat there and watched the… Read more »

Georgia Rural Water Restores Water in Bainbridge After Hurricane Michael

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. – Hurricane Michael brought unexpected damage to Bainbridge, Ga., carrying Category 3 strength winds over 100 miles from the shore, uprooting trees, knocking out power and disrupting water and wastewater service. “Bainbridge Georgia looks like a war zone. It may be several days before you see someone to help just please bear with… Read more »

There’s an App for That: Case Study of a Utility Using GIS & Mobile Deployment for Daily Operations: 2 PM CST Nov. 8

There’s an App for That: Case Study of a Utility Using GIS & Mobile Deployment for Daily Operations:  PM CST Nov. 8 Register Now This webinar will demonstrate how Berea Municipal Utilities incorporates GIS and mobile deployment within daily operations to support work across their organization: • How convenient would it be if there was… Read more »

Mississippi Rural Water Aids Hurricane-Ravaged Callaway

CALLAWAY, Fla. – The streets of Callaway, Fla. are lined with piles of debris with power poles and transformers crumpled in the ditches. There is no electricity, but aid from the Mississippi Rural Water Association has helped restore water service and prevented sewer backups in the storm-ravaged community. “Well, we had this hurricane,” said an… Read more »

Georgia Rural Water Restores Water in Camilla After Hurricane Michael

CAMILLA, Ga. – When Hurricane Michael roared through southwest Georgia, it left the city of Camilla, Ga. damaged, without power, and eventually without water. Assistance from the Georgia Rural Water Association helped restore water service. “I watched the radar images as the storm tracked northeastward to Camilla,” said Steve Sykes, Camilla’s Interim City Manager. “I… Read more »

NRWA Appreciates the Beneficial Water Provisions in the “America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018”

DUNCAN, Okla. – On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, the Senate passed the bipartisan and bicameral comprehensive water resources infrastructure legislative package. The National Rural Water Association is appreciative of the very helpful and beneficial water-related provisions for rural and small communities in “America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018” and urges President Trump to sign the… Read more »

Watson Elected NRWA President; Directors Voted to Executive Board

Ft. Worth, Texas – Kent Watson of Texas was elected President of the National Rural Water Association (NRWA) at the 2018 WaterPro Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Watson will lead the Executive Board that includes Senior Vice President David Baird of Delaware, Vice President John O’Connell, III of New York, Secretary Glen Womack of Louisiana,… Read more »

Missouri Wins Association of the Year at Annual NRWA Awards; Kentucky, Ohio, South Dakota, Oklahoma and Wisconsin Earn Awards

FORT WORTH, Texas – The Missouri Rural Water Association received the State Association of the Year award at the annual Tribute to Excellence awards ceremony, held on Sept. 18 at the WaterPro Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. “The most prestigious and most honored award is the State Association of the Year,” said Ed Savage, chair… Read more »