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SERCAP partners with Tri-County Community Action Agency to implement Watershed Improvement Plan

SERCAP is partnering with Tri-County Community Action Agency in Halifax County to implement the Watershed Improvements Plan for the Banister River watershed. SERCAP’s focus is to assist the team with workshops in the community targeting residences with failing septic systems or with no treatment systems (pit privies, straight pipes) to improve the water quality in this impaired waterway.

USDA Announces Funding to Improve Rural Water Systems Nationwide and Upgrade Water Infrastructure in Rural Alaska Villages

USDA has announced more than $352 million in loans and grants to upgrade rural water and wastewater systems nationwide as well as make improvements in rural Alaska villages.  We are pleased to see that many of these grant and loan recipients are communities in which RCAP has provided technical assistance, including Clifton Forge in Virginia, Lower Rio Grande Public Water Works Authority in New Mexico, and the White Earth Band of Minnesota Chippewa. 

For detailed information, read the full release below.

Johnson Foundation Report Assess the Condition of US Water Systems and Recommends Course of Action

"Without significant changes, existing water systems will soon no longer be able to provide the services that citizens have come to expect. Recent water crises have illustrated that the economic and social consequences of inaction are far too great for this country and its communities.