Welcome toWyoming Association of Rural Water Systems

Support Initiative Info

  • Programs
  • NRWA
  • Funders

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/

Latest WARWS News

Wyoming Rural Water Foundation is pleased to announce they will award 2 - $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors for the Fall, 2015 semester. Eligibility is for any graduating senior interested in environmental sciences. Preference will be given to students whose parents work in the water and or waste water industry. Second tier eligibility is to students not connected to the industry who have an interest or declared major in environmental sciences at any University or College.

Official Rules:

This grant of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) will be made to a student to defray the cost of tuition, books, or room and board at an accredited institution of higher learning approved by the Wyoming Rural Water Foundation (WRWF). Disbursement of the money will be made upon presentation of winner’s college or university receipt as proof of enrollment. The scholarship money will be paid directly to the student. In order to be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must complete the application form in its entirety by completing all blanks. If item is not applicable please place an N/A in the blank. Upon completion return it to the WRWF Scholarship Committee by the entry deadline, March 15, 2015. All recipients will be first screened on eligibility requirements, with priority given, but not limited to water/wastewater/environmental related studies. Applicants will be evaluated on a comparative basis at the sole discretion of the committee. Decisions will be final. Application material and decisions of the committee shall be confidential. Acceptance of scholarship constitutes permission to use recipients name and/or likeness for purpose of promotion. Recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA and complete at least one full semester. Failure to achieve the required minimum GPA or failure to not complete a full semester will result in reimbursement of the entire scholarship amount. Deadline is Marth 15, 2015.

WRWF General Scholarship Application

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is encouraging private well owners to check their water wells regularly.

More than 75 percent of Wyoming’s population relies on groundwater for part or all of their drinking water supply. This water comes from more than 90,000 wells. Around a farm, ranch, or rural home-site, there are many potential contaminants that should concern the owner.

There is no government agency (federal, state, or local) that regulates water quality from private drinking water wells in Wyoming. This means that the water quality of these wells is not regularly checked unless the owner takes action to sample and test their water and protect and maintain their well.

Please look in your mail this week for more information on "Know Your Well Day". Also you can find more information on our website:


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 Cynthia Lummis

The Wyoming Connection

wyoming connection

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!

Click here to Join

Training Conferences

training conference

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

Click here to Register