Board and Elected Official Roles, Responsibilities & Policy Development Resources

November 5, 2020 | Asset Management, Managerial and Financial

Big Guide for Small Systems A comprehensive desk reference that is ideal as an orientation and background for new members on a utility's board of directors. Designed for members of the board of a drinking water and/or wastewater system in…

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Regionalization/Partnership Resources

November 5, 2020 | Asset Management, Managerial and Financial

RCAP Report Resiliency Through Water and Wastewater System Partnerships: 10 Lessons from Community Leaders The report highlights 10 lessons from community leaders who undertook and facilitated regional collaboration. Regionalization One-pager RCAP Regionalization One-Pager. Benefits of Regionalization This RCAP post discusses the benefits…

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Rate Setting & Financial Management

November 5, 2020 | Asset Management, Managerial and Financial

  Formulate Great Rates Guidebook RCAP's step-by-step guide on setting rates for your water system that cover expenses, are fair and equitable, and are easy to administer. Formulate Great Rates: A Webcast on Setting Rates in Small-Community Utilities (Part 1)…

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Asset Management Resources

November 5, 2020 | Asset Management, Managerial and Financial

Big Guide for Small SystemsA comprehensive desk reference that is ideal as an orientation and background for new members on a utility’s board of directorsAsset Life Expectancy GuideA list of the expected useful life of common drinking water assets.EPA: Check-Up…

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Sustainable Utility Management Resources

November 5, 2020 | Managerial and Financial

Big Guide for Small Systems A comprehensive desk reference that is ideal as an orientation and background for new members on a utility's board of directors. A Drop of Knowledge: Five Core Questions to Answer for Effective Management of System…

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November Drop of Knowledge

November 2, 2020 | Blog

Partnering by Example By: Zach Green, Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) As we all know, COVID-19 has put us in some tough spots throughout the course of 2020.  However, it is during these trying times that some outside of…

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Straight from the TAP – Shelly Underwood

October 28, 2020 | General RCAP News

Shelly Underwood is a Technical Assistance Provider for the Midwest Assistance Program (MAP) in Kansas. She has been with the organization for 2.5 years, starting in 2018. Prior to MAP, Shelly spent 8+ years as a City Clerk for a…

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Maine’s E-Learning Initiatives

October 5, 2020 | Training

By: Kathy Rodgers, RCAP Solutions Maine State Lead RCAP Solutions is the Northeastern RCAP region serving all six New England states, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Maine’s RCAP team is part of an…

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Straight from the TAP – Lisa Totten

September 30, 2020 | General RCAP News

Lisa Totten is a Senior Rural Development Specialist for the Great Lakes Rural Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) in Wisconsin. She has been with the organization since April, 2010. Prior to GLCAP, Lisa obtained Economic Development training through the National Development…

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RCAP Praises EPA’s Proposed Financial Capability Assessment for Clean Water Act

September 17, 2020 | Blog, Clean Water Act, EPA

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its proposed 2020 Financial Capability Assessment (FCA) for Clean Water Act (CWA) schedule development. The revised CFA, used to evaluate a system’s financial capability for water infrastructure projects and improvements,…

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