Tag: Arkansas

ARWA Assistance, USDA funding, Helps Arkansas Town Solve Wastewater Problem, Save Money

McRAE, Ark. – Mayor Robert Sullivan inspects one of the newly-lined manholes of the McRae, Ark. wastewater collection system. Assistance from the Arkansas Rural Water Association and funding from USDA helped refurbish the manholes, solving an inflow problem and saving the community over $3,000 per year. “We had just completed upgrades on the wastewater plant… Read more »

Hawaii Rural Water assists island after Typhoon

SAIPAN – Typhoon Soudelor passed directly over the island of Saipan on August 2, 2015. Hitting the island as the equivalent of a Category 2 hurricane, Soudelor destroyed hundreds of power poles and transformers, flooded the power plant, and left many roads impassable. Wind gusts on the island, reached as high as 91 miles per… Read more »

Acting Administrator Honors States for Emergency Response

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Jasper Schneider, acting administrator of the Rural Utilities Service, honored three states during the NRWA Rural Water Rally in Washington, D.C. “The administrator’s coin is really the highest award the administrator can bestow,” Schneider said. He awarded coins to representatives from the state associations of Arkansas, Illinois, and Mississippi for their emergency… Read more »

Hilton elected NRWA President

SEATTLE, Wash. – Charles Hilton from South Carolina was elected to serve as President of the National Rural Water Association on Wednesday, October 8th in Seattle, Wash. Hilton was elected to the board of the South Carolina Rural Water Association in 1991 and to the NRWA board in 1999. Hilton opened is inaugural speech by addressing… Read more »

NRWA launching energy efficiency program

DUNCAN, Okla. – The National Rural Water Association will begin a new energy efficiency program designed to promote energy efficient practices in small water and wastewater systems. “Energy efficiency in utilities is an important part of ensuring that rural communities are sustainable,” said NRWA CEO Sam Wade. “”Small water and wastewater systems can benefit significantly… Read more »