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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 2020 Awards of Excellence Winners

NRWA is pleased to announce our 2020 State Association Awards of Excellence winners! Watch this video to see which states won and why they were selected by the committee. 

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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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American West Fighting Raging Wildfires

While Louisiana and parts of Texas are starting the recovery process after devastating Hurricane Laura, California and the Pacific Northwest are battling raging wildfires. California had a record 2.5 million […]

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The Rural Water Perspective

By Susan Robbins, Louisiana Rural Water Association Source Water Protection Specialist Among the unsung hero’s during a disaster are Water & Wastewater systems personnel and those agencies who help to […]

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Rural Water Responds to Devastating Hurricane Laura

Hurricane Laura struck the Louisiana coastline as a Category 4 storm on Thursday, August 27, 2020. Early Thursday morning, Laura was reaching windspeeds up to 110 miles per hour. The […]

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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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Rural America Needs Investment Now in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure for Coronavirus Relief

NRWA is advocating for additional tools from USDA Rural Utilities Services to address the economic effects of the COVID-19 crisis and help foster economic development and public health protection. Read […]

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Important News from the National Rural Water Association

Over the past year, a lot of change has taken place at NRWA. Your association has grown to meet many new challenges facing the water sector, including expanding the NRWA […]

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Water Talk at Meadowlark

By: Mark Court, Wyoming Association of Rural Water Systems First published in Wyoming Association of Rural Water Systems magazine, The Wyoming Connection Who said work isn’t fun? I enjoy the […]

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Project Rebound Delivers Essential PPE to Marion County, Kentucky

On Monday May 11, 2020, Project Rebound delivered masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant to local small businesses in Marion County, Kentucky. The state will begin a process to reopen businesses […]

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Special Report: AWIA Risk and Resilience Assessment Checklist

The National Rural Water Association is pleased to announce that the partnership between the Environmental Protection Agency and NRWA has produced a simplified checklist for small systems to utilize for […]

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Tennessee Association of Utility Districts Assists Community After Devastating Tornado

Written by: Johnny Walker & Kevin Gilliam of TAUD At approximately 1:52 a.m. on March 3, 2020, a deadly EF-4 tornado touched down and ravaged several neighborhoods in Putnam County, […]

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National Rural Water Association honors the life and accomplishments of a Rural Water Hero, Pat Williams.

National Rural Water Association honors the life and accomplishments of a Rural Water Hero, Pat Williams. His years of service and commitment to the Rural Water Industry will be remembered […]

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NRWA Conducts Rapid Needs Assessment of Critical Impacts of COVID-19

National Rural Water Association recently conducted a national survey of small and rural utility systems. NRWA estimates small water and wastewater systems will lose $998 million in revenue by mid-July.  […]

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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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