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August 2017

Rural Water Prepared to Restore Water After Harvey

  • 28 August 2017
  • scalera


 State Rural Water Associations, especially those in Texas and Louisiana are ready to respond to small communities once flood waters recede. “Restoring water and wastewater service is the primary goal of the Rural Water Emergency Response teams,” said Matt Holmes, Deputy CEO of the National Rural Water Association.

The Rural Water Network consist of mutual aid agreements from other states to provide trained emergency response personnel, equipment and supplies to restore service to local communities. “Restoring service after a flood is a complicated task,” Holmes said.