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The Arkansas Rural Water Association is a non-profit organization of rural and small publicly owned water and wastewater systems. Our goal is to enhance the lives of Arkansans. Our efforts to achieve this goal are focused on providing training and technical assistance to the managers and operators of all eligible systems serving populations not greater than 10,000. Our staff and directors work with other non-profit organizations in representing the interest of public water and wastewater systems at both the local and national levels.
10/23/2014 – ARWA Hosts Tour
Arkansas Rural Water Association host Jasper Schneider, NEW Acting Administrator for the Rural Utilities for the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) and Lawrence McCullough, USDA RD State Director from Arkansas as well as Stephen Lagasse, Community Program Director with USDA/RD from Arkansas. Administrator visited with ARWA staff USDA Circuit Riders & USDA Wastewater Technicians & USDA Energy Technician and other ARWA staff.
They toured the ARWA Training Facility and was very impressed with the facility and equipment and discussed the different programs and work that ARWA field staff perform for water & wastewater systems in Arkansas.
The mission of ARWA is to provide Arkansas’ Rural Water utilities the highest level of Training and Technical Services in order to obtain Quality Water at the lowest possible cost.
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Water & Wastewater Training
ARWA offers specialized training in both water and wastewater. Training is held throughout the state on topics such as treatment, regulations, operations, maintenance, operator certification, and management skills. The training offered is free or at a low cost. This professional training allows operators to upgrade their skills and improve the quality of the services they provide. Certification review courses are offered prior to testing dates throughout the state. Continuing Education Units are available to maintain operator certification. Learn more about our specific Training Courses or view the Calendar.
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