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Sioux Center & Hull Officials Celebrate “Golden Spike Milestone” Connecting South Dakota and Iowa

Tea, SD – Sioux Center and Hull officials joined engineers, contractors, pipe suppliers and staff from the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System (L&C) on September 14 to celebrate the […]

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NRWA Congratulates Congressman Hal Rogers of Kentucky

The National Rural Water Association, America’s leading water utility organization representing over 31,000 rural communities, applauds Congressman Hal Rogers in reaching the milestone of the longest serving representative for the […]

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NRWA Welcomes Steel and Harper

The National Rural Water Association is excited to welcome Vern Steel and Steve Harper to the NRWA team. Vern Steel is joining NRWA as the Chief Operations Officer. He was […]

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Sophia Oberton Testifies on Behalf of Rural Water Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Sophia Oberton, an operator from the Town of Delmar, located on the Delaware and Maryland border, testified with other water experts before the Senate Committee on Environmental and Public Works […]

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Florida Rural Water and Tropical Storm Elsa Response

Tropical Storm Elsa first impacted the Keys of Florida and then scrapped along the western peninsula on the Gulf Coast. Before making landfall, the Tropical Storm shifted to hurricane level […]

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Radhika Fox Confirmed to be Assistant Administrator for Water for the Environmental Protection Agency

On June 16, 2021 the Senate voted to confirm Radhika Fox to be the Assistant Administrator for Water for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). With a vote of 55-43, Fox […]

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EPA Awards $6.15 Million in Grant Funding to NRWA

On May 12, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced over $17 million in grant funding which will help provide training and technical assistance to small drinking water and wastewater […]

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MCGA & NRWA Joint Position Statement on Cybersecurity Readiness

On Monday, February 8, 2021, Sheriff Bob Gualtieri held a press conference surrounding the unlawful intrusion to the City of Oldsmar’s water treatment system. During the press conference, Sherriff Gualtieri […]

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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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Rural Water Responding to Winter Weather

It has been a busy week for water and wastewater operators across the U.S. as they respond to winter weather and all that comes with it. From water main breaks […]

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22nd Great American Water Taste Test Finals

View the 2021 Great American Water Taste Test Finals and find out who has the best tasting water in the U.S. The Great American Water Taste Test is the nation’s […]

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National Rural Water Association Statement on City of Oldsmar, Florida Cybersecurity Incident

Sheriff Bob Gualtieri gave a press conference on Monday, February 8, 2021 surrounding the unlawful intrusion to the City of Oldsmar’s water treatment system. Mayor Eric Seidel and City Manager […]

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NRWA Supports the Bipartisan Bill to Increase Emergency Funding for Rural Water Systems

This past Friday, February 5, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to provide rural communities under economic strain during the COVID-19 pandemic with direct […]

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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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Radhika Fox Named EPA’s Top Water Official

NRWA congratulates Radhika Fox on being appointed the EPA Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water by the Biden Administration.  She will serve as the Acting Assistant Administrator […]

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NRWA Urges for Technical Assistance for Rural and Small Communities to Ensure Compliance with the New EPA Lead Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published the “final” revisions to lead and copper rule in the Federal Register (link).  The great majority of communities regulated by the new […]

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Remembering the Life and Legacy of Doug Anderton, a Rural Water Hero

Doug Anderton, former NRWA President and National Director from the great state of Georgia, passed away December 28, 2020. Mr. Anderton was an avid Rural Water supporter and advocate, serving […]

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Looking Back at 2020

2020 has been an unprecedented and challenging year, to state the obvious. The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes throughout our country and the world, and specifically it has presented unique […]

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NRWA Water Industry Publication Update

DUNCAN, OK — The National Rural Water Association (NRWA) has announced the transition of its industry-leading water publication, Rural Water magazine, to a new partnership with B2B marketing agency Rogue […]

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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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Water Sector Coordinating Council COVID-19 Vaccinations Statement

The Water Sector Coordinating Council, comprising representatives of the national water and wastewater organizations, urges drinking water and wastewater utilities across the country to contact their state and local public […]

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NRWA 2021 Rural Water Rally Update

Duncan, OKLAHOMA – The Rural Water Rally in-person event scheduled for February 8-10, 2021 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 health crisis and the uncertainty of scheduling face-to-face meetings […]

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Preventing Frozen Pipes

As we move into the winter months and cooler temperatures, make sure to keep an eye on your water pipes and plumbing. Frozen pipes that break or burst can cause […]

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USDA Launches AskUSDA to Improve and Streamline Customer Experience

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2020 – Today, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the official launch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) AskUSDA Contact Center program. The AskUSDA Contact […]

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Honoring a Rural Water Champion, Mr. Kent Evans

It is with a heavy heart that we let you know that the Rural Water family has lost a true champion. Mr. Kent Evans of South Carolina passed away early […]

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