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KRWA Diamond Partner Spotlight (C.I. Thornburg)

Each of our Corporate Partners will be spotlighted on this website leading up to the 35th Annual Conference on August 18-20. The C. I. Thornburg Co., Inc.’s mission is to lead the world through clean water by offering you quality, experience and innovation. Quality The company’s five branches and UL Listed panel shop offer the leading products for all your water and wastewater industry needs. ... Read More »

KRWA Diamond Partner Spotlight

Each of our Corporate Partners will be spotlighted on this website leading up to the 35th Annual Conference on August 18-20. Since 1978, QS/1® Governmental Solutions has provided high-quality technology solutions. We help large and small utilities and municipalities manage every aspect of their office with billing software, a full accounting suite, payroll, inventory, Internet/IVR payments, bill printing, IT services and hardware. Backed by 550 ... Read More »

Kentucky Court of Appeals Rules in Garrard County Case

The Kentucky Court of Appeals has ruled that the 25 cent per water meter charge imposed by the Garrard County Fiscal Court is not a valid user fee because there is no direct relationship between the fee charged and the benefit received, 911 telephone service. The case was remanded to the Garrard Circuit Court for a new determination as to ... Read More »

Kentucky to add emergency plans for dams

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – A federally-funded program aims to increase the number of emergency plans for potentially deadly dams in Kentucky. The state Division of Water will work with a Missouri-based consultant to educate dam owners about the benefits of the plans that provide evacuation maps and other information that may be critical in the event of a catastrophe. Kentucky ... Read More »

KRWA Diamond Partner Spotlight

Each of our Corporate Partners will be spotlighted on this website leading up to the 35th Annual Conference on August 18-20. WASCON, Incorporated was founded by Gerald and Jerry Cravins in 1979 in Livingston, TN to supply service to water and waste water customers located throughout the United States.  Once the business started growing and the need for service locally grew, ... Read More »

Obama signs $12.3 billion water projects bill

BY JIM KUHNHENN Associated PressJune 10, 2014 WASHINGTON — Capping a rare instance of congressional compromise, President Barack Obama signed a $12.3 billion water projects bill Tuesday, financing improvements ranging from a harbor expansion in Boston to flood control in Iowa and North Dakota. Obama praised the work of Democrats and Republicans and said he hoped it set a pattern for ... Read More »

Collaborative Training Needs Workshop

We Need Your Input! Kentucky Rural Water Association will be conducting a Collaborative Training Needs Workshop on June 11, 2014, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Morehead Conference Center located at111 E. First St., Morehead, KY 40351.  The purpose of the workshop is to discuss future training needs for Kentucky’s drinking water utilities. The information gathered will be used as a guide ... Read More »

KRWA EXPO Highlights

Winds of Change could have been this year’s theme for Kentucky Rural Water Association’s 2014 Operator EXPO. The one-day event kicked off early last Wednesday at the Hardin County Fairgrounds and continued throughout a very rainy day. The change of venue and the return of a one-day event was very well received –even the rain did not deter the nearly ... Read More »

Toilet-to-Tap

The city of Wichita Falls, Texas, may soon become the first in the country where half of the drinking water comes directly from wastewater. Yes, that includes water from toilets. The plan to recycle the water became necessary after three years of extreme drought, which has also imposed some harsh restrictions on Wichita Falls residents, says Mayor Glenn Barham. “No ... Read More »

May Money Tip for Students

Retirement may be the farthest thing from your mind when you’re still in school, but now is the time to start thinking about how you will support yourself after you retire. In fact, the farther away it is, the better off you may be, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). For decades, U.S. citizens have depended on ... Read More »