Our Mission

At Barnes Rural Water District, we are committed to providing a high quality, dependable and adequate supply of water to the members of the District at the lowest possible cost, consistent with sound economy and good management. 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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2020 Annual Meeting

May 04, 2020

Barnes Rural Water District's 2020 Annual Meeting will be held on May 27, 2020 at 8:00am via phone conference due to COVID-19.  If you would like to attend the meeting please call the office at 845-1117 for the call-in information.  

The following documents can be found by clicking the News & Notices tab at the top of this page under Board Meetings.

  •     2020 Annual Meeting Agenda
  •     2019 Annual Meeting Minutes
  •     2019 Financial Report

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Imagine a Day without Water

Imagine a Day without Water

October 01, 2020

Could you go a day without water? No water to drink or make coffee? No water to shower, brush your teeth, flush the toilet, or do laundry? No water for firefighters to put out fires. No water for farmers to water their crops. 

We know that water is essential.  That’s why we want you to know about a nationwide educational effort called “Imagine a Day Without Water.” On October 21, the Value of Water Coalition is coordinating a national advocacy and educational event, Imagine a Day Without Waterto raise awareness about the most essential natural resource we have: Water.  Across the country, water agencies, mayors, engineers, contractors, business leaders, community members, schools, organizations, corporations, environmental advocates, and more are joining together to educate people about how water is essential, the challenges facing water and wastewater systems, and the need for investment.

Even though water is absolutely vital to everything we do, it too often is forgotten. Out of sight, out of mind. Many people take water service for granted. Clean, safe, reliable, and affordable water comes out of the tap and flows down the drain without a second thought. But the massive infrastructure, much of it underground, which brings water to homes and businesses, takes it away, and treats it, is aging. A water main breaks somewhere in the U.S. every two minutes. Most pipes have an average life expectancy of 50 years, but in many major cities, water pipes are more than 100 years old. Communities cannot afford to go a day without water if those systems reach their breaking points.

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