Three Things to Do Before a Rate Change

June 4, 2019 | General RCAP News, Rates

Written by: Jean Holloway Your water utility needs more money to operate. Costs are rising; there hasn’t been a lot of growth in the customer base; everything is just more expensive and the money coming from rates isn’t enough. The…

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Straight From The TAP – Chris Brandewie

May 29, 2019 | Blog, General RCAP News

Chris Brandewie is a Rural Specialist in Environmental with RCAC, RCAP's Western region. He works out of Colorado, and has been with the region for the past two years. Brandewie leading a training with community members Before joining RCAC, Brandewie…

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Straight From The TAP – Patrick Walker

May 28, 2019 | Blog, General RCAP News

Pat Walker is the South Carolina State Manager with SERCAP, the Southeastern RCAP. Walker has been with SERCAP for the past seven years. In 2011, he retired from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control with 35 years…

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Straight From the TAP – Wesley Hoem

May 24, 2019 | Blog, General RCAP News

Wesley Hoem, the first #StraightFromTheTAP honoree for May 2019, has been with the Great Lakes RCAP for six years. Hoem is based in Wisconsin and works as a senior Rural Development Specialist. Prior to joining the RCAP network, Hoem worked…

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Starting Off on the Right Foot: Basic Seasonal System Startup

May 7, 2019 | General RCAP News

Written by: Cassia Smith As summer draws near a lot of small, seasonal water system operators are showing up, blowing off the cobwebs, and getting the show on the road. Every state has slightly different regulations and requirements for small…

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Straight From The TAP – Bridget Harris

April 29, 2019 | Blog, General RCAP News

Bridget Harris is a Rural Development Specialist in Finance with RCAC, the Western RCAP. She is also today's #StraightFromTheTAP spotlight! Harris is based out of Nevada, and has been with RCAC for one year. Before joining the RCAP network, she…

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Straight From The TAP – Annie Chiodo

April 26, 2019 | Blog, General RCAP News

Annie Chiodo is a Community Environmental Management Specialist with the Southern RCAP, Communities Unlimited. She is based out of Tennessee, and has been with CU since 2014. Chiodo started her career as a water operator in 2001, learning everything possible…

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Straight From The TAP – Kristina Hartley

April 24, 2019 | Blog, General RCAP News

#StraightFromTheTAP, our monthly blog series highlighting staff across the RCAP network, kicks off April with Kristina Hartley, a Technical Assistance Provider with the Midwest Assistance Program, Inc. (MAP.) Hartley is based out of southwest Missouri and provides technical assistance all…

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Preparing for Earth Day 2019 and Best Practices for Technical Assistance Providers

April 11, 2019 | General RCAP News, Solid Waste

Written by: Melissa Melton Kentucky Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) staff are gearing up for the 49th annual Earth Day on April 22.  Schools and communities across the state have been submitting technical assistance requests from RCAP since December for…

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Straight From the TAP – Kim Padgett

April 8, 2019 | Blog, General RCAP News

Kim Padgett is the Kentucky State Lead with the Great Lakes RCAP region. She has been providing her expertise to the network for over 20 years. Before leading the state of Kentucky, Padgett worked as a Technical Assistance Provider with…

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