Texas Rural Water Foundation - Veteran Employment Program

The goals of the Texas Rural Water Foundation's (TRWF) Veteran Employment Program (VEP) are to attract veterans to the water and wastewater utility industry and assist them in entering the career field to foster their successful transition into civilian life and to help rural utilities fill job openings with veterans.

TRWF's mission is to support and empower rural water and wastewater utilities and the communities they serve by developing innovative, collaborative programs that provide resources and build the capacity of utilities. TRWF is a supporting organization to the Texas Rural Water Association (TRWA) and is a non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

For the purposes of the VEP, a veteran is defined as a service member released from the military with honorable or general (under honorable conditions) discharge after a minimum of 180 consecutive days of active service.

The VEP's goals and objectives support the mission of the TRWF. An objective of the Foundation is to inspire and mobilize new interest and talent to work in the rural water and wastewater industry. More specifically, the VEP addresses this objective to create sustainable outreach, and a recruitment and vocational program that focuses on training and retaining new employees for the industry.

Program Objectives

  • Increase awareness among veterans of the water and wastewater industry as a viable, interesting, and meaningful career path.

  • Provide basic training and educational resources to veterans in operator positions at no cost to them as well as provide reimbursement for the expenses of the Class D water or wastewater operator license exam.

  • Provide support services to veterans during initial training, licensing, and during one year on the job training on an as needed basis.

  • Spread awareness of the importance and benefits of hiring veterans to work at water and wastewater utilities.

The VEP also identifies other positions for veterans at water and wastewater utilities, such as: administrative assistants, meter readers, managers. Any open position a utility may have, the VEP will search for a veteran eligible to fill the position.

Program Enrollment:

Supportive Services:

Quarterly check-ups

If a utility has hired a veteran in an operator position, the VEP will contact the utility and veteran on a quarterly basis to determine whether veterans enrolled in the VEP are in need of supportive services to ensure their successful transition into civilian life; or in need of technical water or wastewater operations assistance. The VEP will provide assistance in technical operations of the water or wastewater utility if requested by the veteran or utility. If the need for supportive services is identified, the VEP will strive to provide those services through partner organizations.

For other positions, the VEP will contact the utility and the veteran one month after hiring date as well as three months after that to determine whether veterans enrolled in the VEP are in need of supportive services to ensure their successful transition into civilian life; or in need of any assistance in performing their duties.

Veteran Employment Program Contact Information:

Email foundation@texasrwf.org or phone 512-472-8591

Monday Hours: 
8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday Hours: 
8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday Hours: 
8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday Hours: 
8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday Hours: 
8:00am - 5:00pm
County / Counties Served: 
ANDERSON
ANDREWS
ANGELINA
ARANSAS
ARCHER
ARMSTRONG
ATASCOSA
AUSTIN
BAILEY
BANDERA
BASTROP
BAYLOR
BEE
BELL
BEXAR
BLANCO
BORDEN
BOSQUE
BOWIE
BRAZORIA
BRAZOS
BREWSTER
BRISCOE
BROOKS
BROWN
BURLESON
BURNET
CALDWELL
CALHOUN
CALLAHAN
CAMERON
CAMP
CARSON
CASS
CASTRO
CHAMBERS
CHEROKEE
CHILDRESS
CLAY
COCHRAN
COKE
COLEMAN
COLLIN
COLLINGSWORTH
COLORADO
COMAL
COMANCHE
CONCHO
COOKE
CORYELL
COTTLE
CRANE
CROCKETT
CROSBY
CULBERSON
DALLAM
DALLAS
DAWSON
DEAF SMITH
DELTA
DENTON
DEWITT
DICKENS
DIMMIT
DONLEY
DUVAL
EASTLAND
ECTOR
EDWARDS
EL PASO
ELLIS
ERATH
FALLS
FANNIN
FAYETTE
FISHER
FLOYD
FOARD
FORT BEND
FRANKLIN
FREESTONE
FRIO
GAINES
GALVESTON
GARZA
GILLESPIE
GLASSCOCK
GOLIAD
GONZALES
GRAY
GRAYSON
GREGG
GRIMES
GUADALUPE
HALE
HALL
HAMILTON
HANSFORD
HARDEMAN
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HARDIN
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HARRISON
HARTLEY
HASKELL
HAYS
HEMPHILL
HENDERSON
HIDALGO
HILL
HOCKLEY
HOOD
HOPKINS
HOUSTON
HOWARD
HUDSPETH
HUNT
HUTCHINSON
IRION
JACK
JACKSON
JASPER
JEFF DAVIS
JEFFERSON
JIM HOGG
JIM WELLS
JOHNSON
JONES
KARNES
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KENDALL
KENEDY
KENT
KERR
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KING
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KNOX
LA SALLE
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LAVACA
LEE
LEON
LIBERTY
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LLANO
LOVING
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MEDINA
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MITCHELL
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MOORE
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NACOGDOCHES
NAVARRO
NEWTON
NOLAN
NUECES
OCHILTREE
OLDHAM
ORANGE
PALO PINTO
PANOLA
PARKER
PARMER
PECOS
POLK
POTTER
PRESIDIO
RAINS
RANDALL
REAGAN
REAL
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REEVES
REFUGIO
ROBERTS
ROBERTSON
ROCKWALL
RUNNELS
RUSK
SABINE
SAN AUGUSTINE
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SAN PATRICIO
SAN SABA
SCHLEICHER
SCURRY
SHACKELFORD
SHELBY
SHERMAN
SMITH
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STARR
STEPHENS
STERLING
STONEWALL
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TARRANT
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TERRELL
TERRY
THROCKMORTON
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TRAVIS
TRINITY
TYLER
UPSHUR
UPTON
UVALDE
VAL VERDE
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VICTORIA
WALKER
WALLER
WARD
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WEBB
WHARTON
WHEELER
WICHITA
WILBARGER
WILLACY
WILLIAMSON
WILSON
WINKLER
WISE
WOOD
YOAKUM
YOUNG
ZAPATA
ZAVALA
Career Phase: 
Veterans
Transitioning Military
VA Disability Rating Requirement: 
No Disability Requirement
Discharges Allowed: 
Honorable