Drop of Knowledge – Taming Inflow and Infiltration in Sanitary Sewer Systems

March 3, 2020 | Blog

Joseph Lawrie, Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) The effects of rainfall are easily seen on our streets, walkways, and green spaces.  Storm surges, no matter the size, activate ground water flows through existing pathways.  Heavy rain makes daily transportation…

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Internet Speed Below Federal Standard in Over Half of U.S. Counties, Smallest Counties Most Impacted by Digital Divide

March 2, 2020 | Broadband, General RCAP News

Flawed data supplied to federal government paints an inaccurate picture of nation’s broadband coverage   WASHINGTON – Nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of U.S. counties experience the internet at speeds below minimum standards set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), with…

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Straight From the TAP – Deborah Patton

February 27, 2020 | Blog, General RCAP News

Deborah Patton was a Rural Development Specialist with RCAP's partner, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC), based out of Arizona with more than ten years of experience with RCAP. Prior to joining RCAP, Deborah acquired her Master’s Degree in Environmental Biology, served as an assistant…

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Rural Matters Winter 2020

February 26, 2020 | General RCAP News, Rural Matters, Wastewater

See below for the Winter 2020 issue of Rural Matters! This issue is focused on wastewater assistance provided across the RCAP network, looking at best practice from wastewater operators, a wastewater system collaboration success story, plant safety tips and more.

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The Rural Opportunity Map

February 19, 2020 | Resources

The Rural Opportunity Map was created by the Center on Rural Innovation and the team at Rural Innovation Strategies, Inc. The Rural Opportunity Map was born out of the need for a new framework to understand opportunities in small town…

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Bipartisan Group of Senators Announces New Wastewater Assistance Legislation

February 13, 2020 | General RCAP News

The “Decentralized Wastewater Grant Act of 2019” will prioritize funding to households and communities without access to function wastewater systems Washington, DC — On Tuesday, February 11 on the Senate floor a group of bipartisan Senators including Sens. Booker (D-NJ),…

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Using GIS to Monitor the Impact of Illegal Dumping on Water Resources in Puerto Rico

February 4, 2020 | Blog

Edwin Vázquez-Asencio, MBA, Sustainable Materials Management Specialist, RCAP Solutions Illegal dumping sites riddle the island of Puerto Rico. Many sites where people have illegally disposed of, or "dumped," waste remain unidentified because of their remote nature. Often, these sites are…

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RCAP and Stericycle Partner to Bring Safe Drug Disposal Solutions to Rural Communities

January 15, 2020 | General RCAP News

10,000 Seal&Send medication disposal envelopes will be provided to communities via water utility bills and solid waste disposal programs to protect water quality and combat the opioid crisis in rural communities Washington, DC — Stericycle, the leading provider of compliance-based…

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January Drop of Knowledge

January 7, 2020 | Asset Management, Blog

Five Core Questions to Answer for Effective Management of System Assets  By: Jean Holloway, SERCAP Asset management is more than simply “managing one’s assets.” Asset management goes beyond managing capital equipment (pumps, motors, etc.) and taking care of equipment. More accurately, asset management is a comprehensive, integrated process for maintaining system infrastructure assets and equipment for the most effective, least-cost allocation…

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