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Recently, we have received many calls and emails asking if our field staff members are back full time responding to requests for assistance. The answer is YES! Our staff is ready to assist you, our valued members, in any way possible. If you have not utilized our onsite technical assistance services and wish to reach out, please see the territory maps (Federal and State Technical Assistance Provider). NYRWA staff are here to help you to continue to provide…Quality on Tap!

We sincerely appreciate the following sponsors who have committed to a sponsorship for our 2021 Annual Conference in Verona May 17 - 19, 2021. These sponsorships will be used for door prizes and a Sponsorship Grand Prize for attendees.

1) Premier Sponsors – Koester Associates, and G.A. Fleet Associates, Inc.

2) Gold Sponsors – Mueller Company, GP Jager Inc., Statewide Aquastore Inc., EJ Prescott
and General Control Systems, Inc.

3) Silver Sponsors – Auctions International, Preload LLC, Kennedy Valve and M&H
and BCA Architects & Engineers

4) Golf Hole Sponsors – EJ Prescott

If you are an Associate Member or Exhibitor and wish to provide a sponsorship for our 2021 Annual Conference, please reach out to Jamie Herman at

Thank you one and all for your continued support of this association!

As many of you know, each year the New York Rural Water Association distributes one-time grants to five students across New York State valued at $500.00 each to help defray the cost of tuition, books, or room and board at an accredited institution of higher learning approved by the NYRWA.

We are asking you, our members, to help distribute our Founder’s Scholarship Application to your local high school guidance offices to ensure students from your area have an opportunity to apply. Please share the application found on this link (  with your local school guidance office. The guidance office can copy and distribute the application to students within your village, city, or town. Before you provide this to the school, please fill in the “NYRWA Member System Name” i.e. Village of ……..

This is a member benefit and we appreciate your assistance in ensuring students from your area have this opportunity to apply. In order to be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must complete the application form in its entirety and return it to the NYRWA by the entry postmark deadline, February 5, 2021. All pertinent information on applying are within the official rules, including the requirement to include an essay and student transcripts to be eligible.

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We are proud to be back in the classroom providing recertification training. However, attendance is limited and we do not know if or when COVID-19 cases will spike, potentially shutting down classroom training yet again. In an effort to meet the training needs of our members, we have negotiated a 20% discount with SunCoast Learning who provide pre-approved web-based learning accessible through our website. The direct link to those classes is as follows:
Discount promo code is 20offNY, this code is valid through September 30, 2020.  

We are just beginning to reschedule our classroom based training and ask that you check periodically on our website at: for further information as it becomes available. A completed registration form is required to register for all training sessions. Thank you for your patience.

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Industry News

The NYS Department of Public Service has reached out to NYRWA to let our membership know about a new law which amends Public Service Law 89-L, and prohibits New York municipal water providers from shutting off residential customers during the COVID-19 state of emergency and for 180 days thereafter if the customer experienced a change in financial circumstances during the state of emergency.

The new rule and guidance information can be found here:

On Thursday, July 30, 2020, the Public Health and Health Planning Council’s Committee on Codes, Regulations and Legislation voted to adopt MCLs of 10 parts per trillion each for PFOA and PFOS, and 1 part per billion for 1,4 – Dioxane. To learn more regarding this legislation as well as a sampling implementation timeline please follow the link:

Monroe County began sampling the water in the sewer system to try to predict where coronavirus may begin to spike. Sampling was initiated on Monday, August 3, 2020. To learn more please follow the link:

New Members
  • Arrow Park Community Water 

  • Birch Park LLC 

  • Cohocton, Village of 

  • Mirror Lake MHP 

  • Niagara University 

  • Sned Acred, LLC 

  • Warnerville Trailer Park


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