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About Us

Rural and Tribal Environmental Solutions, Inc. is a small for-profit business founded to provide training and technical assistance to underserved populations and rural communities across the United States.


  • provide on-site water and wastewater training and technical assistance to rural communities and tribal organizations through capacity development.
  • oversee all phases of the start-up, operation and maintenance of newly constructed or renovated water treatment plants.
  • facilitate environmental education and training.

Combined, RATES staff has over 80 years of water, wastewater and solid waste environmental experience, and is governed by a volunteer board of directors. RATES marketing activities and strategies, including overhead cost controls, result in services at a very competitive price satisfying funding agencies and customers, while covering organizational costs to provide superior services.