The West Virginia Rural Water Association (WVRWA) was created in 1985 to provide technical assistance and training to the small water systems of West Virginia. Our programs consist of a Wastewater program, a FSA Sourcewater Program and three Water Circuit Rider programs. In 1998, a training specialist joined the WVRWA staff through what is now known as the Hours for Education and Learning Program (H.E.L.P.). A program for wastewater classroom training was added in July of 1999.  WVRWA now has ten professionals working in the field providing on-site assistance to small public water and wastewater systems and non-community water systems. In addition to the field staff, our office is staffed with an executive director, bookkeeper, secretary/receptionist, and an information technology specialist.