Straight From The TAP – James Meece

August 5, 2019 | Blog, General RCAP News

James Meece is a Senior Rural Development Specialist with out Great Lakes CAP.  James is based out of Illinois and has been working with Great Lakes CAP for two and a half years. James has always wanted had an interest…

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Straight From The TAP – Gloria Gentry

August 5, 2019 | Blog, General RCAP News

Gloria Gentry is a Technical Assistance Provider in North Carolina with the Southeastern RCAP, SERCAP.  She’s only been part of the RCAP Network for 7 months but is already making an impact on the communities she works with. Previously, Gloria…

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Identifying & Eliminating Short Circuits

July 9, 2019 | Blog, Contaminants, Drinking Water, General RCAP News

By: Charles "Bud" Mason, Senior Rural Development Specialist, Great Lakes RCAP Common water quality issues in distribution systems raise both regulatory and aesthetic concerns. Iron and manganese often find their way into the distribution system and cause staining and poor…

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Straight From The TAP – Tom Fulton

July 8, 2019 | Blog, General RCAP News

Tom Fulton is a Senior Environmental Management Consultant with Communities Unlimited, our Southern RCAP.  He is based in Texas and has been with CU since 2011. Tom started as a maintenance technician with the city of Longview, Texas and retired…

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Straight From The TAP – Deborah Patton

July 3, 2019 | Blog, General RCAP News

Deborah Patton is a Rural Development Specialist with our Western RCAP, Rural Community Assistance Corporation. She’s been with RCAC for 10 years and works out of Arizona. Prior to RCAC, Deborah served as the Tribal Water Systems Program Manager for…

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Straight From The TAP – Cindy Brookes

July 2, 2019 | Blog, General RCAP News

Cindy Brookes is a Senior Rural Development Specialist with our Great Lakes RCAP. Based in Ohio, she has been with our Great Lakes RCAP for four years. Previously, she worked as a Watershed Educator and Coordinator for two different watersheds…

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Straight From The TAP – Jim Jones

July 1, 2019 | Blog, General RCAP News

Jim Jones is a Technical Assistance Provider with our Midwest RCAP, MAP. He is based in South Dakota and has been part of the MAP team for five years. Jim has 20 years of experience treating drinking water and wastewater.…

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Straight From The TAP – Mary Gavin

June 27, 2019 | Blog, General RCAP News

Mary Gavin is a Technical Assistance Provider with our Southeastern RCAP. Based out of Florida, Mary has been sharing her expertise with SERCAP (Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project) for 8 months. Before joining our network, Mary served as an Area…

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Straight From The TAP – Josh Jabalera

June 10, 2019 | Blog, General RCAP News

Josh Jabalera is a Technical Assistance Provider, and he has been providing his expertise to the Midwest Assistance Partnership (MAP) for over four years. MAP is the Midwestern RCAP partner. Before joining their team, Jabalera operated multiple water systems in…

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USDA Announces 47 Rural Communities that will Receive Technical Assistance to Help Build Long-Term Economic Growth

June 6, 2019 | Economic Development, General RCAP News, Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C (June 6, 2019) – Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced the names of 47 rural communities and regions that will receive technical assistance to help create and implement long-term economic development plans.…

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