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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.

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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
Bill Tillman
State Revolving Fund Principal Engineer
Wyoming Water Quality Division
122 West 25th Street #4W, Cheyenne WY 82002
Ph. 307-777-6941 
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/


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The Wyoming Rural Water Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to providing scholarships to Wyoming eligible high school seniors and also supports the technical assistance programs of the Wyoming Association of Rural Water Systems.  It is the hope of the Foundation that eligible seniors will take advantage of this scholarship opportunity and also will consider studies in the water/wastewater and or environmental sciences.  The mission statement of the Association 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.

The water utility profession is an economically stable, in demand and demanding lifetime opportunity!  Good luck and thank you for your scholarship application.

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Mark Pepper, Executive Director
Wyoming Association of Rural Water Systems

PO Box 1750
Glenrock, WY 82637
307-436-8636 office
307-259-6903 cell

Latest WARWS News

Sheridan, WY’s ‘Pay-As-You-Throw’ Program To Begin Next Month

Sheridan, WY’s ‘Pay-As-You-Throw’ Program To Begin Next Month

October 29, 2019

Starting on November 1, Sheridan will begin a pilot ‘pay-as-you-throw’ program to see if it can

improve its waste diversion. "‘Pay-As-You Throw’ is metered trash collection and it just treats that utility like all the others. The more trash you throw away, the more you pay. The less you throw away, the less you pay," said Sheridan City Councilman Jacob Martin, who proposed the idea to the City Council.

The goal of the study is to see if residents start recycling more, and lower the amount they put in the garbage. Throwing away less means residents can save money on their solid waste bill. Martin said he’s always been interested in sustainability and thought ‘pay-as-you throw’ would help Sheridan

become more environmentally friendly. "It fit really well that already had a lot of the pieces in place that make the program effective. So, one of those is curbside recycling, we already have that. We have a great team at the landfill. And the recycling center needs some capital improvements, but, overall it’s really well run," he said.

Sheridan Utilities Director Dan Roberts said they designed the program to be structured by the size of a trash can. For the pilot program, residents will have three options to choose from.

So a 35-gallon container, a 65-gallon container and a 95-gallon container. And the 95- [gallon] is, by comparison, the standard cart, we call them, cart size. People have a choice to stay with the standard cart size, or they can reduce to one of the smaller ones," Roberts said.

He said the idea is that the smaller cans will cost less and save residents money. The pilot area

includes 729 households in the southwest part of Sheridan that covers a range of demographics.

Roberts said the city has received around 500 responses to surveys sent out to the pilot area.

To read the full story, visit https://www.wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/sheridans-pay-you-throw-program-begin-next-month#stream/0.

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!".

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Senator Mike Enzi
Senator John Barrasso
Representative Liz Cheney

The Wyoming Connection

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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!

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