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Providing Resources to Drinking Water and Wastewater Systems

Rural Water Infrastructure Committee

Revised On: May 20, 2024 - 8:30 p.m.

Welcome to the Rural Water Infrastructure Committee (RWIC) webpage. RWIC provides resources to Arizona's rural communities' drinking water and wastewater systems. The RWIC is a partnership of various federal and state agencies and non-profit organizations that provide loans, grants, and technical assistance to Arizona’s rural communities. 

 

Our mission is to serve as a “One-Stop Shop” for rural communities with a population of less than 10,000. We are an organization of funders and technical assistance providers who partner to meet the needs of small drinking water and wastewater systems throughout Arizona. RWIC provides resources to Arizona's rural communities through:

Technical Assistance

Some partners offer technical assistance for small communities, including operator certification, asset management plans, permitting support, rate reviews, and other professional development. 

Planning & Design

Many partners offer assistance for the planning and design phases of projects. This could include engineering assistance and design loans or grants.

Construction Funding

Almost all partners offer funding assistance for projects. Funding assistance includes various grants and loans. Additionally, multiple partners may co-fund projects, ensuring that our rural communities receive the best help with the least financial burden. 

Our Partners:

  • Arizona Corporation Commission (AZCC) | View > 
  • Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) | View > 
  • Arizona Department of Housing (ADOH) | View >
  • Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) | View > 
  • North American Development Bank (NADBank) | View > 
  • Rural Water Association of Arizona (RWAA) | View >
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) | View >
  • Water Infrastructure Finance Authority (WIFA) | View >  
  • USDA Rural Development (USDA-RD) | View > 
  • Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) | View >
  • Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) | View > 
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) | View >

 

 

Contact Us
RWIC Coordinator

Sara Konrad

Email >

Ph: 602-771-4734

 

Technical Assistance and
Capacity Development Coordinator

Hannah Walker

Email >

Ph: 520 -628-6729

 

Forms & Resources

Project Information Form > 

Resource Matrix >

 

Upcoming Meetings

RWIC meets virtually at 1:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the quarter (March, June, September, and December)

Next Meeting: June 11, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.
Contact the RWIC Coordinator for additional information and a meeting link | Send Email >

Agenda:
Join us for a RWIC meeting and learn how RWIC partners can help by providing you with project-specific information on the funding or assistance their organization offers.

 

Questions?
If you need technical and/or financial assistance, please submit the Project Information form or feel free to call for assistance | Download Form >