Tag: Lousiana

Rural Water Begins Assisting Texas and Louisiana Utilities as Harvey Flood Waters Recede

DUNCAN, Okla. – Staff from the Texas Rural Water Association and the Louisiana Rural Water Association have begun providing assistance to the small water and wastewater utilities affected by Hurricane Harvey. As flood waters recede, these water professionals are beginning to assess systems, provide emergency power generation and provide assistance with repairs. TRWA has already… Read more »

Rural Water Responds to Massive Floods in Louisiana

KINDER, La. – The Louisiana Rural Water Association has been assisting small utilities reeling from historic flooding that covered 20 parishes, damaged over 60,000 homes, caused the evacuation of over 20,000 residents and kept 265,000 children out of school. “The devastation is comparable to the Katrina and Rita Hurricanes but without the winds and the… Read more »

Rural Water Assists Flooded Communities

DUNCAN, Okla. –Responders from Louisiana Rural Water Association rush to build a berm of earth and plastic to protect a community’s wells from rising floodwater. It is only one example of Rural Water Associations in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas working to protect and restore water service for communities threatened by recent floods. The flooding began after a… 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 »