Tag: Florida

Florida Rural Water Assists Community Battling Leaks

TALLAHASSE, Fla. – The Florida Rural Water Association recently assisted a community, battling numerous leaks that forced the city’s water pumped to double their production to maintain service. “The story begins when the city comes to the Florida Rural Water office to borrow a leak detector,” said FRWA Executive Director Gary Williams. “We asked if… Read more »

Rural Water Restoring Water after Hurricane Matthew

DUNCAN, Okla. – State Rural Water Associations in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina are assisting water and wastewater systems damaged by high winds and floods created by Hurricane Matthew. Matthew passed along Florida’s Atlantic coast starting on Oct. 7 and moved north before turning further out to sea. High winds and flooding resulted… Read more »

Rural Water Associations Brace for Hurricane Matthew

DUNCAN, Okla. – Rural Water Associations in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina are preparing for the landfall of Hurricane Matthew. The National Hurricane Center is predicting that the center of the storm will pass close to the Atlantic coast, possibly making landfall in Florida, as a Category 4 Hurricane. Matthew is expected to bring winds… Read more »

Florida Rural Water Responds to Hurricane Hermine

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – With Hurricane Hermine swirling in the Gulf of Mexico, the Florida Rural Water Association started making preparations for the storm’s landfall. The association’s effort kept water flowing despite widespread damage and power loss. Hermine was the first hurricane to make landfall in 11 years. During that time, Rural Water has been enhancing… Read more »

Rural Water Loan Assists Waterwood with Wastewater Renovation

YALAHA, Fla. – The Waterwood Community Association’s wastewater plant had been in operation for 32 years, and needed complete renovation to meet current regulatory standards. The community of 128 homes turned to the Rural Water Loan Fund to get quick, easy access to the financing needed to complete to the project. “It’s a 34-year-old community… Read more »

Florida Uses Ground Penetrating Radar to Locate Sewer Lines

NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. – It was a potential nightmare scenario: a punctured high-pressure wastewater line spraying raw sewage into the Gulf of Mexico. When the community of Navarre Beach needed to perform some horizontal drilling on a line within 100 feet of the Gulf, they contacted the Florida Rural Water Association to help stave off… Read more »

Florida wins Association of the Year; Anderton Man of the Year

SEATTLE, Wash. – The National Rural Water Association held its annual Tribute to Excellence awards ceremony as part of the WaterPro Conference on Monday, October 6th in Seattle, Wash. The Florida Rural Water Association was named the Association of the Year. “This Association endeavors to achieve as much as possible with the resources available for… Read more »

NRWA board honors Brayton

SEATTLE, Wash. – The National Rural Water Association Board of Directors recognized Paul Brayton, NRWA director from Florida, during their annual meeting Oct. 5th, 2014. Brayton has served on the NRWA Board since 1996, and is stepping down to pursue other interests.