Water System Training Program

The Water System Training Program is managed by the National Rural Water Association and operated by state rural water associations. The Training and Technical Assistance Program is funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US-EPA).

The Training and Technical Assistance Program is a national grassroots effort that assists systems in solving compliance problems as opposed to a program of regulatory enforcement by the US-EPA and state regulatory agencies.

The Training Specialist provides FREE training and technical assistance to assist both member and nonmember systems in formal classroom sessions with follow up, on-site technical assistance in Safe Drinking Water Act compliance issues, public health protection as it relates to drinking water, managerial issues, financial issues, and operational issues.

This program has proven that a very strong environmental protection program can be launched in rural areas with a small amount of federal investment.

Training Specialist: Chuck Mischel