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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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Secretary Vilsack Announces U.S. Department of Agriculture is Investing $272 Million to Improve Rural Water Infrastructure

Investments Will Help 270,000 People Living in Rural America Matt Holmes, on behalf of the National Rural Water Association, participated in a press call with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom […]

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NRWA Urges Utilities to be Prepared for Ongoing Supply Chain Issues

The National Rural Water Association has been monitoring the low inventory and supply chain issues of essential water treatment products and equipment needed to provide safe, clean water and wastewater […]

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NRWA Congratulates Xochitl Torres Small on U.S. Senate Confirmation to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Rural Development

On Thursday, October 7, 2021 the U.S. Senate confirmed Xochitl Torres Small unanimously to serve as Under Secretary of Agriculture for Rural Development. Torres Small’s nomination by the White House […]

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Rural Water On Display Photo Contest | 2021 Winners

This year at the WaterPro Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, NRWA held the first annual Rural Water On Display Photo Contest. Entries were sent in from across the country and were […]

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WaterPro Conference 2021

The Opening Session video was one of the most talked about features of the WaterPro Conference! We know many of you were not able to join us in person, and […]

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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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