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Wastewater Technicians

The purpose of the Wastewater Program is to protect the nation’s multi-billion-dollar
investment in rural and small municipal water/wastewater systems by providing on-site
technical assistance, which ensures cost-effective operations and adequate income for
both operations and debt service within each state.

The NRWA has a total of 75 dedicated and talented Wastewater Technicians throughout
the country, but are working through their State Rural Water Association. The primary
goal of these technicians is to assist small, rural and economically challenged
communities to enhance and maintain the financial sustainability of their wastewater
systems through technical assistance and/or training.

Specific Responsibilities of Wastewater Technicians:

  • Providing assistance to rural, unincorporated small municipal systems,
    tribal systems and incorporated municipal systems under 10,000
  • Travels throughout the state to offer onsite technical assistance
  • Provides assistance in all areas of operations, maintenance, management,
    security, finances, loan application, health, and environmental issues
  • Provides the type of assistance that offers “training” rather than “fixing”
  • Prioritizes requests to ensure coverage of wastewater systems with
    serious health or economic problems first
  • Reviews new technical standards set and proposed by public and private
  • Responds to inquiries from facilities, consumers, governmental agencies,
    and others regarding technical matters

Priority will be given to persons or groups who do not have access to proper wastewater
treatment practices. The Wastewater Program is considered one of the most technically demanding Rural
Water offers. It requires technicians with many years of experience operating and
managing wastewater facilities in order to provide the training and assistance needed to
keep Rural America thriving.