Legislative Efforts

is a key component of the PRWA mission statement.  In order to serve the interests of rural Pennsylvania water utilities we contact state and federal legislators and policy makers routinely to keep them informed about water industry issues and the work and needs of our industry.  PRWA also travels to Washington D.C. every spring to lobby for the continuation of the Rural Water Circuit Rider Programs, Wastewater Programs, Source Water Protection Programs, and the Training Programs.

Please write your legislators to support Pennsylvania Rural Water Association! Click here, enter your zip code, and write your legislators.  Thanks!

Pennsylvania Rural Water Association works hard to bring federal tax dollars back to Pennsylvania to support rural water and wastewater utilities. The Veteran’s Affairs and Housing and Urban Development Bill under the Environmental Protection Agency finance rural water training and technical assistance and the groundwater protection program. The United States Department of Agriculture Bill finance the circuit rider and source water protection programs, as well as funding rural water loans and grants. PRWA, together with all rural water associations in the country, lobby Congress for the appropriation levels that make USDA loans and grants directly available to small systems as well as allow PRWA to continue and improve our programs to serve rural water systems in Pennsylvania.

While in Washington DC PRWA also participates in the “Great American Water Taste Test” at the NRWA Water Rally annually. The winner of the PRWA “Pride of Pennsylvania” contest at our annual conference is taken to Washington DC every year to compete.  Bring your water and let's win in Washington DC!

www.congress.org - Find your legislator 
www.legis.state.pa.us - Find your Pennsylvania legislator
www.depweb.state.pa.us -  Pa Department of Environmental Protection
www.usda.gov - United States Department of Argriculture
www.rurdev.usda.gov - USDA Rural Development
www.epa.gov - United States Deparment of Environmental Protection


Joseph Falcone's picture
Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer
Pennsylvania Rural Water Association
814-353-9302 ext 102
814-404-6866, cell

Penny McCoy's picture
Executive Director, Program Director
Pennsylvania Rural Water Association
814-353-9302 ext 103
814-360-2850, cell