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NRWA Membership Information

The National Rural Water Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to training, supporting, and promoting the water and wastewater professionals that serve small communities across the United States.  The mission of NRWA is to strengthen State Associations.

NRWA provides training and technical assistance through 49 affiliated State Rural Water Associations, that currently have over 31,000 utility system members.  Last year, State Rural Water Association staff delivered over 75,000 on-site technical assistance visits and 150,000 hours of training to more than 37,000 utilities.  Rural Water training and technical assistance covers every aspect of operating, managing and financing water and wastewater utilities.

For more information, please visit: nrwa.org

Rural Water Loan Fund

The Rural Water Loan Fund (RWLF) is a funding program specifically designed to meet the unique needs of small water and wastewater utilities. The RWLF provides low-cost loans for short-term repair costs, small capital projects, or pre-development costs associated with larger projects. The RWLF was established through a grant from the USDA/RUS, and repaid funds used to replenish the fund and make new loans.

Water University

Water University was founded to meet the training and certification needs of the water industry. Leveraging the power of on-line technology and the vast knowledge of Rural Water, Water U provides affordable, high quality certification and training, on-demand, to water professionals across the world. Water U's certification is the first to recognize an individual’s knowledge and ability in management of a water or wastewater utility. The UMC has become a standard for recognizing management expertise and advancement potential.

Products and Services Portfolio

Only the National Rural Water Association can bring together this unique Products and Services Portfolio. Choose from website design & customer communications, to several insurance packages including health plans, data breach services, line & leak coverage, background screening as well as our Rural Water Loan Fund, all designed to meet the needs of utilities.

WaterPro Career Center

As a WaterPro Member you get access to the latest news and content from the world's largest community of water professionals. A forum to have your questions answered by a network of water professionals, or share your knowledge and insight with the community. Access to exclusive community content, like NRWA white papers and Water University webinar recordings. The opportunity to network with peers throughout the water industry. Discounts to NRWA events and more.

Fleet Program

The National Rural Water Association has created partnerships with the Ford Motor Company and the Chrysler Group to offer special fleet discounts to State Rural Water Associations and their utility system members. This partnership combines the buying power of 31,000 utility members to provide reduced fleet pricing on utility vehicles. The Rural Water Fleet Program is a valuable member benefit for water and wastewater utilities. State Rural Water Associations determine eligibility for their utility members, and provide a fleet code that allows access to substantial vehicle discounts to fill the need for reliable work vehicles. Companies, service providers or other sales organizations DO NOT QUALIFY for these benefits. Member utilities should contact their State Rural Water Association to access the Rural Water Fleet Program. Vehicles may be purchased at your local dealer or through the national fleet auto group at http://www.nrwafleet.com/. Incentive discount pricing is available on fuel efficient cars, vans, SUVs and trucks. Systems can save up to $5,800 off factory invoice per vehicle. Happy shopping!

Quality on Tap!

“Quality On Tap – Our Commitment, Our Profession” is a nationwide, grassroots public relations and awareness campaign designed especially for the drinking water industry. QOT is intended to promote a positive image to the public, focusing on the safety of drinking water and the expertise of the technical professional who ensure water quality. Lyons QOT Water Tower Americans often take for granted that they have the highest quality, most affordable, water piped directly to their homes and businesses. This level of quality is accomplished because of dedicated professionals that take pride in their hard work, their education, and their service to the community. Quality On Tap! was created in 1996 as the first practical, hands-on guide to better public relations for water utilities. It contains the tools small water systems need to do the most important job of all – spreading the truth to the public of the quality of work they do and the quality water they produce. As communities nationwide use the QOT logo and materials to promote their own quality water, they are also promoting the quality water of each system that participates in this nationwide campaign.