Bills Shroyer elected as KRWA president

Bill Shroyer is elected President of the Kansas Rural Water Association board of directors.

Submitted by Elmer Ronnebaum

Bill Shroyer, Assistant Administrator at the City of Sabetha, was recently elected president of the board of directors of the Kansas Rural Water Association (KRWA). The Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing training and technical assistance to water and wastewater systems, and also supports other community improvement programs. Shroyer has been a member of the Association’s board of directors since 2014. A seven-member board of directors governs the organization, which has a staff of 20. The Association is based at Seneca.

A native of Sabetha, Shroyer began his career in public service in 1983 as supervisor of the Water/Wastewater, Streets and General Service departments at Sabetha. From February 1994 until July 1994, Shroyer worked for the Nemaha County Soil Conservation District Implementation, providing start-up and assistance to landowners in the Sabetha/Pony Creek Drainage area for Non-Point Source Pollution Protection.

In August 1994, Shroyer accepted a position as Wastewater Technician for KRWA as USDA requested the Association to initiate a program to provide assistance to wastewater systems. His work at the Association involved helping scores of wastewater utilities with smoke testing of sanitary collection systems, and providing other technical support on a host of technical and regulatory issues typically confronted by public wastewater utilities. Shroyer left the Association in August 1999, to become Assistant Administrator at the City of Sabetha.

“It is an honor for me to represent the membership of the Kansas Rural Water Association,” Shroyer said. “The Association’s programs provide invaluable help to cities and rural water districts across the state – whether it is troubleshooting operational issues with water and wastewater systems, to helping with water rights and funding applications, or explaining regulations to new city clerks. I have personally spent 37 years in community service work. I know how critical it is for many medium-sized and smaller communities to have the access to the resources the Association provides.”

Shroyer also serves as the Kansas director on the National Rural Water Association board of directors.

To learn more about KRWA, see the Association’s website at

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