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About MRWA

MRWA Mission Statement
"To provide the latest information, education, and technical assistance to protect our public waters and improve the quality of life in Minnesota."

Minnesota Rural Water Association was founded in 1978. We are a non-profit association governed by a board of directors. We are staffed with full-time personnel trained to offer professional on-site technical assistance and training to water and wastewater system personnel in managerial, financial, and operation and maintenance of systems, as well as source water protection. MRWA is funded through grants, contracts, and membership monies to allow us to offer our services to water and wastewater systems and governing personnel. MRWA is proudly affiliated with National Rural Water Association.

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MRWA's Objective is to provide excellence in training and technical assistance to small municipal and non-municipal systems, rural water districts, and wastewater districts with populations less than 10,000.

What We Do: MRWA employs full-time technicians and specialists who act as "circuit riders" visiting water and wastewater systems in Minnesota. We assist communities and systems in complying with complex regulations to protect public health and the environment by providing on-site technical assistance and specialized training. We provide assistance in areas of state and federal regulations, fiscal management, system operation and maintenance, system development, groundwater wellhead protection, source water protections, leak detection, line locating, sewer televising, smoke testing, water audits, rate studies, security vulnerability assessments and emergency response plans, and so much more! We provide unique, hands-on and classroom style training for certified water and wastewater operations specialists. MRWA hosts the largest water and wastewater Technical Conference and Exposition in Minnesota.

Directions to Our Office:
Turn off Highway 79 onto 12th Avenue SE, continue 2 blocks. Mapquest

Who We Are

• MRWA Board of Directors • Wastewater Program Fee Based Services
MRWA Staff • Training Program • Financing Programs
• Water Program • Source Water Protection Program • Request Assistance

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MRWA visits approximately 300 systems monthly and hosts approximately 60 accredited training sessions geographically across the state of Minnesota. More than 2,900 water and wastewater operations specialists and governing personnel attend our training sessions annually.

The professional staff at MRWA is skilled in all areas of water and wastewater operations and management. Decisions made today will determine your system's future!

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Minnesota Rural Water Association, 217 12th Avenue SE, Elbow Lake, MN 56531
Ph: 800-367-6792  *  Fx: 218-685-5272  *