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Rural Water Rally will be Rescheduled

Due to the Omicron variant and current restrictions recently imposed by Washington, D.C. city officials, the 2022 Rural Water Rally has been rescheduled. NRWA carefully considered options to continue the […]

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NRWA Applauds EPA’s Announcement of Intent to Remove Lead Service Lines Across the Country

On behalf of all small and rural communities in the country, the National Rural Water Association (NRWA) is grateful for the President’s prioritization of the complete removal of all lead […]

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Remembering & Honoring the Life of Senator Bob Dole

The National Rural Water Association and the Kansas Rural Water Association honor the life and public service of former Senator Robert Joseph Dole. This courageous leader from Russell, Kansas touched […]

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Congress Passes Historic Infrastructure Bill Including Billions in New Federal Water Funds

Rural Water’s small and rural community membership secured a massive legislative victory on Friday when the House passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R.3684) by a 228-206 vote. This […]

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PFAS Contamination and Cost Recovery

This report contains important information on PFAS contamination and a cost recovery program for testing, treatment and remediation initiated by the National Rural Water Association on behalf of rural water […]

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Don’t Get Left Out in the Cold: Enhance Winter Weather Resilience with Mitigation

By Gabrielle Minton, Physical Scientist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency The services provided by drinking water and wastewater utilities are vital to the health and resilience of a community. However, extreme […]

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NRWA Advocates for Financial Assistance to Help Rural Utilities Impacted by COVID, Congress Responds

Duncan, Oklahoma – The Senate Bipartisan COVID Relief Bill includes $1 billion in funding to USDA Rural Development to provide financial support to rural water utilities that have been impacted […]

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First Water System Operations Specialist Apprentice Graduates from Idaho

By Therese Borgerding, IRWA Apprenticeship Program Idaho Rural Water Association is pleased to announce the graduation of Steven Grigsby, the first Water System Operations Specialist apprentice for IRWA’s Apprenticeship Program. […]

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NRWA Opens Call for Abstracts for 2021 WaterPro Conference

The National Rural Water Association has opened a call for abstracts for the 2021 WaterPro Conference, to be held September 13-16, 2021in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NRWA is looking for experienced professionals […]

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Kent Watson Passes the Presidential Gavel to Incoming NRWA President, David Baird

Kent Watson passed the Presidential Gavel to incoming President, David Baird on October 1, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. Since the 2020 in-person WaterPro Conference was cancelled, NRWA was not able […]

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WaterPro Conference and StormCon to Collaborate in 2021

DUNCAN, Oklahoma – The National Rural Water Association (NRWA) and Endeavor Business Media, LLC will hold their annual conferences, WaterPro Conference and StormCon, as parallel events on September 13-16, 2021 […]

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NRWA Backs Emergency Assistance for Rural Water Systems Act

August 4, 2020 Congressmen David Rouzer of North Carolina (NC-07) and Filemón Vela Jr. of Texas (TX-34) introduced the Emergency Assistance for Rural Water Systems Act today. The Emergency Assistance […]

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John L. Jones Appointed to the Environmental Financial Advisory Board

John L. Jones has been appointed by Andrew Wheeler, the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to serve on the agency’s Environmental Financial Advisory Board (EFAB). His term will […]

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Special Report: NRWA Launching New Member Portal July 30

The National Rural Water Association is excited to announce the official launch of the new Member Portal this Thursday, July 30. With this new platform, members will have access to […]

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NRWA Welcomes New CEO, Matt Holmes

Today we welcome the fourth CEO of NRWA, Matthew Holmes!“I still remember my first day working for NMRWA, when I went into the field with Circuit Rider Lupe Aragon and […]

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