Rural Water Rally Rescheduled for April 2022

Rural Water Rally Rescheduled for April 2022

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 event as planned, but the indoor mask mandate, proof of vaccination requirements and the improbability of in-person meetings with members of Congress and their staff have led to this decision. NRWA is diligently working with the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill to reschedule the event, tentatively planned for early April 2022. More information will be made available as this is finalized.

Attendees who have already registered have two options regarding their paid registration fees:

  1. Receive a full refund of fees paid; or
  2. NRWA can hold the fees paid to be applied towards the next scheduled Rally event in April 2022. 

Attendees should indicate if they elect option 1 by January 28, 2022, by notifying bo@nrwa.org. If so, refunds will be processed within 15 days. Otherwise, registration fees will be held on behalf of the registered attendee and applied towards the rescheduled 2022 Rural Water Rally.

Please do not call the hotel to cancel your rooms. NRWA is working with the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill and rooms booked under our block will be cancelled by the hotel and full refunds will be issued. A cancellation confirmation email will be sent to whoever originally booked the rooms. As soon as NRWA finalizes dates and details for the event in April, you will be notified and able to reserve rooms under the new NRWA room block. If you have not received a cancellation confirmation email within 14 days, please contact Becca Murray.  

NRWA is still moving full steam ahead with our grassroots movement through each State Association, similar to our successful efforts last year. If you have not previously been involved in the legislative efforts in your state, we encourage you to contact your State Association to learn more about how you can support Rural Water.

The new Rally schedule may work to our benefit this year, as the appropriation process and the President’s budget request will be delayed. Hosting the Rural Water Rally later will not impact our ability to present our priorities for consideration to Congress. In fact, it may fall in line with a more beneficial timeline.

We apologize for the inconvenience this might cause our attendees, but rest assured, the Rural Water grassroots agenda will be well represented in the halls of Congress. With your early, direct contacts to members of Congress and their staff, along with later follow-up opportunities through in-person meetings on Capitol Hill, Rural Water will continue our historic success and victories in Washington, D.C.   

We look forward to seeing you then!