Category: News

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 »

The National Rural Water Association Opens the 2018 WaterPro Conference

FORT WORTH, Texas – The National Rural Water Association opened the 2018 WaterPro Conference with a morning session on Sept. 17 in Fort Worth, Texas. The opening included speeches from NRWA President Steve Fletcher, Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development at the United States Department of Agriculture Anne Hazlett, and NRWA CEO Sam Wade…. Read more »

Rural Water Prepares for Hurricane Impact along the Southeastern US

In preparation of Hurricane Florence’s landfall, National Rural Water Association (NRWA) and its State Associations stand ready to assist with water and wastewater systems’ emergency needs. Hurricane Florence is predicted to be the most powerful storm to hit the Carolinas in three decades that will bring high winds, heavy rainfall and massive flooding. “If the… Read more »

National Rural Water Celebrates Dedicated Water Professionals on Labor Day

Today is Labor Day, the national holiday that celebrates the accomplishments of the American worker and traditionally marks the end of summer. While most Americans will enjoy a day off – schools, banks and government offices will be closed – the men and women dedicated to providing their communities with clean drinking water and environmentally-responsible… Read more »

Rural Water and USDA Rural Development Collaborate to Create A Water Meter Specification That Helps Communities Upgrade Meters And Save Money

ELBOW LAKE, Minn. – With numerous rural communities struggling to make use of water meter upgrades, a Minnesota Rural Water Association expect had written a water meter specification that allows communities to save money and access the latest water meter technology. “I noticed that cities were getting new meters paid for by Rural Development, but… Read more »

SPECIAL REPORT: Rural Water Districts Lead in Sustainability Partnerships

Download the PDF Version The National Rural Water Association’s Advancement and Sustainability Institute recently conducted a blind survey to determine the prevalence and nature of partnerships in the water industry. The purpose of the survey was to provide an empirical foundation for discussions taking place within governmental entities at the state and national level.  This… Read more »