Rep. John Conyers calls drinking water a human right at risk in America

February 27, 2015 | General RCAP News

This week, Representative John Conyers (D-MI) called for increased and immediate investment in water infrastructure to protect drinking water for urban and rural residents. In a piece for the Huffington Post, he writes, "There are dire threats to safe drinking water…

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EPA Releases Incident Action Checklists for Utilities

February 12, 2015 | General RCAP News

EPA has developed a series of Incident Action Checklists that outline critical measures that drinking water and wastewater utility personnel can take immediately before, during and after an emergency to protect their systems. Ten incident types are highlighted, including drought, earthquake,…

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President Obama calls for a broad infrastructure plan

January 21, 2015 | General RCAP News

In his 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to develop a broad infrastructure plan that would create more jobs.

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EPA Launches Finance Center to Improve Community Water Infrastructure and Resiliency

January 16, 2015 | General RCAP News

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched the Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center today to help communities across the country improve their wastewater, drinking water and stormwater systems, particularly through innovative financing and by building resilience to climate…

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Remembering Cabell Brand

January 15, 2015 | General RCAP News

Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project (SERCAP) lost a true friend yesterday in the passing of Cabell Brand.Cabell, founder of Total Action Against Poverty (TAP),  founded the Demonstration Water Project under TAP and was instrumental in its transformation into the Virginia…

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Free EPA Webinar on Arsenic Removal Strategies

January 15, 2015 | General RCAP News

Research and Implementation of Arsenic Removal Technologies at Small Community Water SystemsView the PDF HereArsenic treatment implementationThis presentation will provide an overview of the wide variety of challenges faced by small water systems to implementing arsenic treatment for compliance with…

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In California’s Poorest Towns, Tap Water’s Legacy Is Toxic for Latinos

January 14, 2015 | General RCAP News

From Laura Bliss of City Lab: In this 2009 photo, Jesus Lealstripe, left gets a drink of water from a dispenser at Lovell High School in the Central Valley's Cutler, California. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian) Latino Americans suffer from disproportionately high…

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What are the Water Options in the Coalfields?

January 13, 2015 | General RCAP News

From West Virginia Public Broadcasting:While the chemical spill in Charleston left 300-thousand people without access to clean water, folks in the coalfields deal with water issues every day.  We heard from folks in McDowell communities living off dated water systems…

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For Many Navajo, A Visit From The ‘Water Lady’ Is A Refreshing Sight

January 7, 2015 | General RCAP News

From NPR's Morning Edition:For Many Navajo, A Visit From The 'Water Lady' Is A Refreshing SightThe average person in the United States uses 100 gallons of water a day for drinking, cooking, and bathing.  The average Navajo Nation resident uses…

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