Entries for the 'RWAs' Category


The Missouri DNR, with assistance from the Missouri Rural Water Association, has developed a seven-minute video to help community water systems prepare and deliver their consumer confidence reports using electronic delivery.

While this video is specific to Missouri systems, it highlights an innovative and practical approach to primacy agency-facilitated electronic CCR delivery. Be sure to check with your primacy agency for options and requirements that may apply to you.


Since SmallWaterSupply.org launched in 2010 we have seen more and more training offered via free and for-a-fee webinars. These topical training events generally last an hour or two and are a very efficient way to deliver information. 

This week the National Rural Water Association, in conjunction with their Water University online training program, announced Water Pro to Go. Water Pro is the association's annual technical conference for education in operations, management, boardsmanship and governance. This new "to Go" option will offer conference attendees a way to view concurrent session materials. 

Perhaps more significantly, Water Pro to Go will allow those who cannot travel to the event to experience much of a full conference for free from the comfort of their desk chair. The online version of the conference will feature live streaming, recording sessions, live chats and a discussion forum. 

Will you attend? Is online conference attendence the wave of the future... or can Internet-based networking ever measure up to the real deal?

Please leave a comment on this post sharing your thoughts. 

Posted in: RWAs, Training/CEUs

A few months ago we blogged about several calculation tools that can make your work easier. Since then the Missouri Rural Water Association has released two more apps for Apple and Android phones. We also discovered this proactive organization has a suite of online calculators. 

Here are the details of the helpful tools (relevant to small systems everywhere) developed by this organization:

Smartphone Applications

We will update this post when these new apps reach the iTunes store.

Interactive Water Tools

Have you used any of these tools? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment.


Posted in: Helpful Tips, RWAs

The list of selected awardees from the Environmental Protection Agency's recent $15 million RFA for Training and Technical Assistance for Small Systems has been announced. According to the Agency's website, "this initiative supports EPA’s continuing efforts to promote sustainability and public health protection for communities served by small systems."

  • SDWA Compliance - Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and National Rural Water Association (NRWA)
  • Capacity Development - New Mexico Environmental Finance Center (NMEFC) 
  • Wastewater/Private Wells - Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP)
  • Technical Assistance to Tribes - Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP)

Documents and events from each of these organizations are indexed in our database. USDA Rural Development also operates a Technical Assistance and Training grant program that supports outreach to small water and wastewater systems. 


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