Success Stories


  • City of Halsey

    Every year, the city of Halsey raised its customers’ water rates by $1.00 per month, and every year the city council and community residents questioned the need for the annual rate increase.

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  • City of Enterprise, Building Rural Economies (BRE)

    The City of Enterprise needed assistance with economic development and downtown revitalization. The city and its downtown merchants lacked direction to develop opportunities for new and existing business support.

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  • Lakeside Water District

    Lakeside Water District (LWD) is a small water system on the South Coast of Oregon, and like many small systems customer rates had not kept pace with operating costs.

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  • Town of Mora Leadership Training

    Like many small, low-income rural communities, the same three people in Mora seemed to do everything. However, these folks recognized the need to expand the supply of leaders and build cohesion among a new leadership group to meet current challenges and start promising new endeavors.

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  • Taos County Water Systems’ Management Collaborative Entity

    Regional collaboration among rural communities is an innovative way to help small water and/or wastewater systems maintain compliance, improve aging infrastructure and become financially sustainable.

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