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·                 Rural Water Policy Advisory (Weekly Newsletter)

·                 Active Policy Issues

·                 Recent Water Bills in Congress

·                 EPA’s Regulatory Agenda (Biannual Report)

The National Rural Water Association (NRWA) is the non-profit association of the federated state rural water associations with a combined membership of over 31,000 small and rural communities. Our member utilities have the very important public responsibility of complying with all applicable regulations and for supplying the public with safe drinking water and sanitation every second of every day.  Most U.S. water utilities are small; 94% of the country’s 51,651 drinking water supplies serve communities with fewer than 10,000 persons, and 80% of the country’s 16,255 wastewater supplies serve fewer than 10,000 persons. Small and rural communities often have difficulty providing safe, affordable drinking water and sanitation due to limited economies of scale and lack of technical expertise.  Contact: Mike Keegan, Analyst <>