$10 Billion Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund Announced

July 29, 2014 | General RCAP News

Last week, members of the RCAP Board and staff attended the White House Rural Council’s Rural Opportunity Investment Forum where US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the creation of the Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund. The Fund is intended to…

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The Importance of Wastewater Infrastructure: Up [the] Creek (with a Paddle)

July 16, 2014 | General RCAP News

David Gessner highlights a recent trip he took down a local stream impacted by the overflow of untreated sewage in his essay in this month's OnEarth newsletter. The stream is famous for being the location where the TV show Dawson's…

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New Study: Many roads, bridges in rural America in disrepair

July 11, 2014 | General RCAP News

As Congress debates mechanisms to fully fund the Highway Trust Fund, rural concerns are often absent from the conversation. The trust fund is used to make repairs to our roads, bridges, and mass transit infrastruture and is funded by the…

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Drought forces Texas city to treat, recycle wastewater for drinking

July 10, 2014 | General RCAP News

The city of Wichita Falls, Texas has begun an ambitious attempt to address the shortage of drinking water in the region caused by recent prolonged drought conditions. The project, which is the largest of its kind in the country, involves…

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