Illinois Rural Water Association is a non-profit organization of rural water and wastewater systems. We provide training and technical assistance throughout the state of Illinois. Membership is open to all organizations and individuals associated with the water and wastewater industry.







Illinois Rural Water Association in partnership with the National Rural Water Association (NRWA) is conducting an important research study to understand the needs and challenges of the rural water and wastewater workforce.

As you know, our nation’s small and rural water and wastewater operators rarely receive the credit they deserve. The goal is to use the results of this survey to advocate for water professionals like you, ensuring that your voice is heard at the state and national levels and that you receive the resources you deserve.  All respondents will be able to access a high-level summary of the findings. Your participation is critical to help ensure the future success of the rural water workforce.

The survey is being administered by third-party consulting firm McKinley Advisors and will close on August 30, 2024. Please note, the survey is formatted to only allow one survey response per computer/device. This is to ensure the integrity of the data collected and prevent multiple responses from the same individual. If you have any questions or need assistance with the survey, please reach out to [contact at State Association] or email mdeshmane@mckinley-advisors.com Thank you in advance for your time, insight and contribution to Rural Water.

IRWA's 21st Annual Golf Outing
Edgewood Golf Club - Auburn
August 23, 2024
10:00 a.m. shotgun start
Registration is Open!

NRWA's WaterPro Conference
Savannah Convention Center Savannah, Georgia
Details can be found on the WaterPro website


IPWSOA Annual Conference
Crowne Plaza - Springfield
September 11-13, 2024
Golf Outing September 10

All Registrations are Now Open!

IRWA Northern Conference
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center
October 22 & 23, 2024
Details to be announced this summer




Illinois Rural Water Association
3305 Kennedy Road; PO Box 49
Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: 217-287-2115

Fax: 217-824-8638
Email: ilrwa@ilrwa.org

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