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Support Initiative Info

  • Programs
  • NRWA
  • Funders
  • USEPA Region 8

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.

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.

Water University - Ready to renew your UMC certification? 

Rural Water Loan Fund - The RWLF provides low-cost loans for short-term repair costs, small capital projects, or pre-development costs associated with larger projects.

WARWS is a member of the National Rural Water Association (NRWA).

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.

Learn more about WARWS & NRWA initiatives by visiting the NRWA web site.

NRWA Web Site

United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development
Lorraine Werner | Community Programs Director
U.S. Department of Agriculture
PO Box 11005 | Casper, WY 82602-5006
Phone: 307-532-4880
website: www.rurdev.usda.gov

Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
Brian Mark
State Revolving Fund Principal Engineer
Wyoming Water Quality Division
122 West 25th Street #4W, Cheyenne WY 82002
Ph. 307-777-6371
website: http://deq.state.wy.us/wqd/www/srf/index.asp

Wyoming State Land Investment Board (Slib)
Beth Blackwell
Grants & Loans Manager
State of Wyoming
Office of State Lands & Investments
122 West 25th Street #3W, Cheyenne WY 82002
phone: 307-777-6373
website: http://lands.state.wy.us/

Wyoming Water Development Commission
Harry LaBonde, Director
6920 Yellowtail Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002
Telephone: (307) 777-7626
Fax: (307) 777-6819
website: http://wwdc.state.wy.us/


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Phone 1-(800) 227-8917


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Latest WARWS News

Erin Martin from the Central Region and Earl McKinney from the Northwest Region won reelection to the WARWS Board of Directors at the 26th Annual Association Business meeting held on April 21. Later that day during the Spring Board of Directors meeting, the board elected the following board members to leadership positions. Erin Martin was elected President of the Association Board of Directors; Chuck McVey was reelected Vice President; Ron Overson was elected Secretary/Treasurer and Earl McKinney was reelected as our NRWA National Director.

Former longtime President Loren Crain removed his name from consideration for the Presidency requesting a break and time for personal commitments. Loren remains a Director of the Board of Directors.

We want to Thank Loren for his many years of service as President of the Association. His nearly 24 years of service to the Association has helped us grow and mature as an organization. His leadership paved the way for our little group growing from 1 circuit rider in 1989 to a staff of 9 today. From the humble beginnings of about 100 people attending the first annual Spring Training Conference in 1991 to over 550 industry professionals attending this past weeks 26th annual conference, Loren has given his time and treasure to the Association. As Loren said, “this is not goodbye, just taking a break from leadership”.

Our Mission

The mission of the Wyoming Association of Rural Water Systems is: To provide the assistance necessary to meet the needs of our membership and to ensure the protection of Wyoming's water - "Our Most Precious Resource".

By providing on-site, one-on-one technical assistance and training we can help the State's operators with their commitment and their profession of providing "Quality on Tap!".

Your Representatives

Visit your Congressional Delegation online.

Senator Mike Enzi
Senator John Barrasso
Representative Liz Cheney

The Wyoming Connection

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The Wyoming Connection is the official publication of WARWS; published quarterly for distribution to member systems, water & wastewater Operations, water related agencies & companies, legislators & government officials. This valuable industry publication is only available to WARWS members!

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Training Conferences

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Learn more about WARWS Bi-Annual Training Conferences. Click the link below to learn more about attending, sponsoring, or expo booth rentals. 

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