Tag: South Carolina

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 »

South Carolina Rural Water Assists Short-Handed Utility

LORIS, S. C. – When the long-time city administrator and city clerk of Loris, S.C. retired, the small town of 2,400 the public water system was left with no experienced city officials to manage the utility. They contacted the South Carolina Rural Water Association to assist in putting procedures in place and getting the staff… Read more »

Rural Water assists after S.C. floods

New Holland, S.C. – Heavy rain and flood water deluged South Carolina in October, causing billions of dollars of damage and leaving many residents without water. On October 13, Jesse Miller, a circuit rider with the South Carolina Rural Water Association helped restore service to one rural farming community. The South Carolina Department of Health… Read more »

NRWA Opens 2015 WaterPro Conference

OKLAHOMA CITY – The National Rural Water Association opened the 2015 WaterPro Conference in Oklahoma City with a ceremony on Sept. 28, 2015. The ceremony included speeches from USDA Rural Utility Service Administrator Brandon McBride, NRWA President Charles Hilton, NRWA’s Oklahoma Director Jimmy Seago, and NRWA CEO Sam Wade. President Hilton presented awards to NRWA’s… Read more »

NRWA Opens 2015 Rural Water Rally

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Rural Water Association opened the 2015 Rural Water Rally on February 10th with a ceremony that included speeches from NRWA President Charles Hilton, Congressman Robert Aderholt, and USDA Undersecretary of Rural Development Lisa Mensah. Hilton, the NRWA President from South Carolina, began the rally by reminding the crowd about the power… Read more »

Hilton speaks at SDWA 40th anniversary forum

WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Rural Water Association President Charles Hilton spoke during a celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act held on Dec. 9th at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The event was hosted by a collection of water organizations, including the American Water Works Association, the Association of… 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 »