RCAP signs onto coalition letter sent to Congress on Farm Bill

August 31, 2012 | Awards, Drinking Water, EPA, Treatment

The Coalition for a Renewed Rural Development, of which RCAP is a member, sent a letter on Aug. 30 to leaders of committees in Congress who are working on the Farm Bill.The letter urged passage of the Farm Bill and…

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Check Up Program for Small Systems (CUPSS) Train-the-Trainer webinar series

August 31, 2012 | Rates, Water

This 6-hour presentation will consist of comprehensive training on how to use the CUPSS asset management software. It will closely follow the CUPSS Users Guide; an overview of each module (with screenshots) followed by exercises on how to use the…

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Circle of Blue: Federal Water Mandates Blowing a Hole in Municipal Budgets, Local Leaders Say

August 31, 2012 | EPA

Local government officials and utility leaders ask U.S. Congress to invest in water projects and to provide regulatory flexibility. The framework is part of a broader debate about how to balance ecosystems, public health and financial constraints, in this, the…

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Attention, operators for tribal water or wastewater utilities and other leaders

August 29, 2012 | Assistance, Awards, EPA, Rural, Technical, Training, Tribal, Wastewater

This fall, RCAP will be working with SmallWaterSupply.org to further expand the resources available to tribal utility operators.SmallWaterSupply.org supports water and wastewater operators in small systems with comprehensive resources and information in one easy-to-use place on the web. The website…

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EPA webinar on recruiting and training veterans for careers in the water sector

August 29, 2012 | Waste, Water

On September 13, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. EDT, EPA will host a webinar for water and wastewater operator certification programs and state drinking water and wastewater programs on recruiting and training veterans for careers in the water sector. Topics…

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If it’s good enough for the president…

August 29, 2012 | Energy, EPA, Infrastructure

Congress to Provide Local DC Tap Water for Presidential InaugurationWASHINGTON (DC Water)--Senator Chuck Schumer and the Joint Congressional Committee for Inaugural Ceremonies  announced Aug. 29 that local DC tap water will be served during the 57th Presidential Inauguration. In a…

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NYTimes op-ed: ‘Don’t Waste the Drought’

August 20, 2012 | Agriculture, Congress, Farm Bill, Jobs, Rural

An Aug. 16 editorial in The New York Times calls us to not let the opportunity pass us by in the current drought to address water problems and consider how we use and think about water.The editorial begins:"We're in the…

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EPA offers water-conservation tips for the summer

August 20, 2012 | Asset Management, EPA, Webinar

A blog of the EPA's Mid-Atlantic Region featured a recent post with water-conservation tips for the summer.Read the post

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Missouri newspaper: ‘Clean water is as much a job creator as any’

August 20, 2012 | Clean Water Act, EPA, Federal, Regulations, Water

The HazlewoodPatch, a local newspaper in Hazlewood, Mo., has an Aug. 16 article with the headline "In Tough Economy, Midwest Businesses Say Jobs Depend on Clean Water."The article begins:"As the largest watershed in the United States, the Mississippi River Basin…

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EPA webinar: How a Multi-Year Training and Exercise (T&E) Plan Can Help You

August 20, 2012 | Assistance, Resources, Technical

This brief webinar will help you improve your emergency preparedness.WHO: Drinking water and wastewater utilities interested in learning how to develop a training and exercise plan and how its implementation can help improve their organizations’ emergency preparedness.WHAT: A webinar that…

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