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Technical Assistance - on-site technical assistance is provided to small municipal and non-municipal systems, rural water and wastewater districts with populations less than 10,000. Technical on-site assistance is provided to water and wastewater system operators, groundwater wellhead protection advisory committees, and governing officials. We are the "hands on people". The association staff visits approximately 300 systems monthly. MRWA also hosts the largest Technical Conference and Exposition in the state. More information: MRWA Circuit Rider Program | MRWA Source Water Program | MRWA Wastewater Program | MRWA Training Program | MRWA Groundwater Program   |  View a Slideshow of MRWA Technical Assistance photos

Training Sessions - approximately 60 credited training sessions are held geographically across the state to educate water and wastewater operators and governing officials on the latest regulatory information, management, financial stability, operation, and maintenance of their systems, as well as board/council member development. Visit our training calendar and register for a session today!

System Development - we provide assistance to newly forming non-profit rural water and wastewater districts so that the economy of the state of Minnesota and the quality of life of its rural citizens may be enhanced through the development of systems which can deliver high quality water and adequate waste disposal at the lowest feasible cost. Check out our System Planning & Management Training Sessions held in the fall / winter.

Outreach - the Minnesota Rural Water Association publishes a quarterly magazine, MRWA "Today" and a monthly newsletter, The Technical Assistance (TA) Times, which are disseminated to rural and community water/wastewater utilities, employees of public water/wastewater utilities, counties, source water protection personnel, industry members, and other friends. MRWA also publishes a quarterly electronic newsletter, E-Source Small Systems Bulletin, geared towards non-municipal and non-transient, non community systems.

Training Material - training guides, technical bulletins, posters, slide presentations, videos, and a library of water, wastewater, and source water protection information is provided to rural and community systems to enhance the training of system personnel.

Decision Makers - decisions made today will determine your system's future....

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Our goals and objectives:
  • Provide a quality water supply to rural areas.
  • Provide proper wastewater treatment to rural areas.
  • Increase the operational and management knowledge of water, wastewater, and source water protection personnel.
  • Increase the knowledge of the public in water, wastewater, and source water protection.
  • Increase the professionalism of the rural and small community water and wastewater system personnel.
  • Provide professional training programs to rural and small municipal systems.
  • Provide professional on-site technical assistance to rural and small community systems.
  • Provide assistance to systems in acquiring financing to build, expand, and upgrade systems.
  • Provide an informational outreach effort to rural and small community water and wastewater systems for the dissemination of information on new training and technical matters related to regulatory and compliance issues, policies and procedures, financial issues, operation, and maintenance activities to meet the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act and Clean Water Act to enhance public awareness of water and wastewater issues and the value of the public water supply




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