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USDA Rural Utilities Service, Water and Environment Programs declare Circuit Riders Essential Service

In response to the Presidential Declaration of a National Emergency concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak, USDA Rural Utilities Service, Water and Environmental Programs declared the Circuit Rider Drinking […]

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Special Report from NRWA CEO

These are trying times for our nation and for the people who work at our public water and wastewater utilities. Without a doubt, Americans rely on safe and clean water […]

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NRWA Statement on the COVID-19 Virus

The National Rural Water Association continues to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and recommends all water and wastewater utilities review the best and latest information on the following trusted websites: […]

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NRWA PFAS Lawsuit Statement

On Tuesday February 25th, the National Rural Water Association filed a federal class action lawsuit against PFAS manufacturers. NRWA took this action for a simple reason: their rural water and wastewater systems are not […]

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Special Report: Circuit Riders – The Origin and Mission

Initially, Circuit Riders were clergy assigned to travel around specific geographic territories and deliver a sermon or religious address to settlers and organize congregations in the earliest years of the […]

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Water Project

By Dennis Berkey, Sixth Grade Teacher, Westview Elementary Originally featured in Alliance of Indiana Rural Water’s Hoosier Pipeline. Students at Westview Elementary School are becoming experts in water. This rural […]

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Utility Management Certification Reaching Far and Wide

Today, the water and wastewater industry is more complex than ever before. Economics, increased complexity in regulatory requirements and a changing society are crafting the water and wastewater systems of […]

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NRWA Opens 2020 Rural Water Rally with Speeches from Senator Roy Blunt and Deputy Undersecretary for USDA Rural Development DJ LaVoy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Rural Water Association opened the 2020 Rural Water Rally with approximately 280 rural water professionals in attendance on February 4 in Washington, D.C. VIP speakers […]

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North Marshall Water District of Kentucky Takes Home Best Tasting Water in the Nation

Washington, D.C. – North Marshall Water District, located in Benton, Kentucky, claimed the 2020 title of America’s Best Tasting Drinking Water at the 21st Anniversary of the Great American Water […]

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Planning for the Future with a Source Water Protection Program

Originally featured in Kentucky Rural Water Association’s magazine Waterproof. By Matt Glass, Source Water Specialist Drinking water sources are subject to a variety of contaminants and Source Water Protection (SWP) […]

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Florida Rural Water Association Apprenticeship Program Hosts First Training

Florida Rural Water Association (FRWA) kicked off its new Apprenticeship Program on January 17, 2020! This program aims to offer training to new and less experienced operators in water and […]

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Mexico Visits Oklahoma to Discuss Utility Best Practices

Oklahoma City, Okla. – NRWA and ORWA hosted a Mexican delegation of water utility managers and senior staff in Oklahoma City, November 14 – 15, 2019, to discuss the operations […]

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Utilities Targeted in Cyberattacks Identified

An article from the Wall Street Journal November 24, 2019 Hackers homed in on smaller electricity providers in proximity to critical infrastructure; FBI investigating By Rebecca Smith and Rob Barry More than a […]

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NRWA Opens Call for Abstracts for 2020 WaterPro Conference

DUNCAN, Okla. – The National Rural Water Association has opened a call for abstracts for the 2020 WaterPro Conference, to be held September 14 – 16, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. […]

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Kansas Rural Water Association Continues Assistance After Damaging Tornado in Linwood

On May 28, 2019, a devastating tornado ripped through the City of Linwood, Kansas that would need long-term assistance from Kansas Rural Water Association (KRWA). Vehicles were flipped over, homes […]

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EPA Announces Partnership to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposure at Schools and Childcare Facilities

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to further support efforts that reduce lead in drinking water at schools and child care […]

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EPA Administrator Addresses Agency Goals with Water

U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler delivered the keynote presentation to kick off Opening Session at the 2019 WaterPro Conference in Nashville, Tennessee with more than 2,100 in attendance. Administrator Wheeler […]

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Oklahoma Sets Industry Leading Precedence by Signing Strategic Alliance Agreement

August 22nd of 2019 was a day that should be noted in Oklahoma history as the first Strategic Alliance Agreement was formally signed between the Oklahoma State Secretary of Energy […]

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IRWA Breaks Ground for Technical Training Facility

Idaho Rural Water Association (IRWA) broke ground on its almost 11,000 square foot Technical Training Center located in Boise, Idaho on August 8, 2019. This facility will be used to […]

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EPA Administrator Will Deliver Keynote at WaterPro Conference

The National Rural Water Association welcomes U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler as its keynote speaker at WaterPro Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on September 9, 2019. Wheeler will […]

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Don’t Fret – You Can Still Register for WaterPro Conference 2019

Did you miss the early bird registration deadline for WaterPro Conference 2019? Don’t worry! You still have ample time to sign up for the industry event of the year. This […]

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Source Water Protection Specialists Visit South Florida Water Management District

While attending NRWA’s In-Service Training in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USDA Source Water Protection Specialists from across the country visited the South Florida Water Management District. As the attendees toured the […]

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Independence Day Celebrations Brought to you by Rural Water

From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings […]

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NRWA Continues Training Water and Wastewater Professionals

Ft. Lauderdale, FL. – Rural water gathered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from June 25 – 28 for In-Service Training with over 450 in attendance. Circuit riders, wastewater technicians, source water […]

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Multiple Tornadoes Cause Damage in Western Ohio

Thirteen recorded tornadoes caused destruction across western Ohio on May 27, including the city of Dayton and surrounding areas. Dayton is a major water supplier to towns and cities in […]

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