About the ARWA
ARWA - Your 2021 NRWA Excellence in Technical Assistance Award Winner!
(not pictured - Mike Rief)
Meet the Staff!
The Alabama Rural Water Association is a non-profit organization representing water and wastewater systems serving rural communities and towns and those commercial firms which support these systems. The purpose of the Association is to provide assistance to these systems to comply with State and Federal regulations, to help them with management and operational problems, and to provide or stimulate training initiatives which will promote personnel development and efficiency.
The ARWA is governed by a Board of ten Directors elected from the membership. Elections are held each year at an Annual Meeting of the members.
The ARWA is a member of the National Rural Water Association (NRWA) which has member affiliates in 45 states and maintains legal counsel in Washington D.C. to help represent utility interests with the U.S. Congress and the White House.
The ARWA partners with State and Federal Agencies regarding water and wastewater issues. Current partnerships exist with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, USDA Rural Development, Office of Water Resources, Alabama Department of Economic Community Affairs, Science, Technology and Energy Division, Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security and the USDA Farm Service Agency. The ARWA is an active participant with Board and Committee Activities of Partnership organizations as follows: Operator Training Advisory Board, the NRWA Emergency Response Committee, the NRWA Membership Dues Committee. the NRWA Legislative Committee, the Alabama Drought Impact Group, Alabama Emergency Management Agency First Responder, Choctawhatchee, Pea and Yellow Rivers Watershed Management Authority and the Alabama Water Resources Commission.
History of NRWA
Please enjoy a quick video about the history of the NRWA and all subsequent rural water associations.
Water and Wastewater Operations Specialists are ESSENTIAL!
We're Here for You
The ARWA has been, is now, and will always be here for you; Alabama's Water and Wastewater Service Providers!
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Save the Dates!
ARWA's 45th Annual Technical Training Conference
See you in
March 19-22, 2023
Registration is Open!
Joint Technical Training Conference
Thanks to Everyone
See you next year in Orange Beach!
May 23 - 25, 2023
Hotel Room Block is Open!
Open for Registration
Operator Certification Classes
Water I-II | Feb 21st, 2023
WW I-II | Feb 22nd, 2023
Water III-IV | April 11th, 2023
WW III-IV | April 12th, 2023
See all open CEH classes
in our new training section at
Utility Management Certification
Schedule your own
On-site CEH Training
Water Loss Protection
The ARWA/NRWA ServLine Program protects your utility against losses from customers’ water leaks, and provides the opportunity for them to add service line repair replacement protection.
Pay any ARWA invoice online.
Alabama Rural Water Association is a non-profit organization representing water and wastewater systems serving rural communities and towns and commercial firms which support these systems.
We provide assistance to comply with State and Federal regulations, to help with management and operational problems, and to stimulate training initiatives.
GET IN TOUCHAlabama Rural Water Association
2576 Bell Road
Montgomery AL 36117
Phone: (334) 396-5511
Fax: (334) 396-7090