Webinar on June 25 on Building Public Support for the Value of Water Infrastructure

June 4, 2015 | General RCAP News

On June 25 from 1 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern, EPA will team with water utility leaders to deliver this webinar on building public support for sustainable water infrastructure. One of the most pressing challenges facing utilities is building and maintaining…

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USDA to Give Priority Funding for Regional Economic Development Projects

May 21, 2015 | General RCAP News

MEMPHIS, TN, May 20, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced USDA's plan to implement a Farm Bill provision that will have a major policy impact on the way the Department helps rural communities plan and finance regional economic…

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New Community Resources Website Launched

May 14, 2015 | General RCAP News

EPA has launched a new Community Resources website to help local officials and community members find information for improving the environment, public health and quality of life. The site leverages information from three existing community-oriented resources:The Local Government Environmental Assistance…

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Small Drinking Water Systems Webinar on Cyanotoxins on May 26

May 13, 2015 | General RCAP News

On May 26 from 2-3:00 p.m. Eastern, EPA will hold a webinar on current water treatment and distribution system optimization for cyanotoxins. This webinar is part of a series of monthly webinars to discuss challenges and treatment solutions for small drinking…

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Kick the Bucket- Alaska Public Media looks at the water and sewer situation in rural Alaska

May 12, 2015 | General RCAP News

Last week, Alaska Public Media ran a five-part series entitled “Kick the Bucket,” in which they took a closer look at the water and sewer situation in rural Alaska. Listen to the entire series via the links below.From Alaska Public…

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Water Utility Response On-The-Go Mobile Website Launched by EPA

May 8, 2015 | General RCAP News

EPA  has launched an innovative tool that consolidates and makes accessible from the fieldinformation and tools that water utility operators and their response partners may need during an emergency. The site allows users to: identify and contact emergency response partners;…

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EPA Releases Integrated Green Stormwater Infrastructure Guide

May 8, 2015 | General RCAP News

EPA has released "Community Based Public-Private Partnerships (CBP3) and Alternative Market-Based Tools for Integrated Green Stormwater Infrastructure: A Guide for Local Governments." This guide identifies tools to help communities address water quality challenges through faster, cheaper, and greener methods. Experts…

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EPA Provides Training to Help Communities Prepare for Climate Change

May 7, 2015 | General RCAP News

WASHINGTON– As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released an online training module to help local government officials take actions to increase their communities’ resiliency to a changing climate. The virtual training,…

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From the EPA Blog- Flush It and Forget It: A Recipe for Disaster

April 23, 2015 | General RCAP News

The following piece was blogged by Leslie Corcelli on the EPA Blog, "It's Our Environment."I grew up in a house with a septic system. It was a wonderful home, built by both of my grandfathers. Although that was some years…

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USDA Announces Water Quality and Energy Efficiency Projects Across Rural America

April 23, 2015 | General RCAP News

We are pleased to see so many of the communities we've worked with on this list of loans and grants to help rural communities build and upgrade their water and energy infrastructure needs.  For more information, please see the release…

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