Rural Community Assistance Partnership

Practical solutions for improving rural communities
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Webinar for utilities on recruiting and training veterans for careers in the water sector

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST (rescheduled)

Are you having trouble finding qualified candidates for open positions or positions that will become open in the next few years?

EPA launches online training to assist Tribes in managing water systems

To help tribes and Alaska Native Villages manage their drinking water and wastewater systems, EPA is releasing a series of 10 online training modules covering an array of operation, maintenance, and system management issues at smaller drinking water and wastewater facilities. Training topics include information on managing and maintaining drinking water, sewer, lagoon, and decentralized infrastructure as well as information on sustainably managing water systems, including asset management and techniques for developing rate structures.

EPA makes awards to RCAP and others to assist small drinking water and wastewater systems

WASHINGTON (EPA) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded nearly $15 million in funding to provide training and technical assistance to small drinking and wastewater systems – those serving fewer than 10,000 people – and to private well owners. The funding will help provide training and tools to improve small system operations and management practices, promoting sustainability and supporting EPA’s mission to protect public health and the environment.