A Message from our CEO Regarding COVID-19

March 23, 2020 | General RCAP News

We are reminded in tough times of the collective spirit that brings us together as a country. In moments like this, the health and safety of the communities we serve remains the top priority for the RCAP Network during this global pandemic. Water and wastewater systems are incredibly important to a community's health, and we will continue to undertake our work in assisting rural and tribal communities with the upmost sense of responsibility, ensuring the safety and health of each community as well as our technical assistance providers.

While the future of the coronavirus is uncertain, our commitment to rural communities is not. We are in close contact with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and members of Congress and their staff to advocate on behalf of rural communities, and we will continue to raise the voices of small rural and tribal communities, and specifically the water and wastewater systems that support those communities, at every opportunity.

Our commitment is to be there in service for whatever needs a community might face. Working collaboratively, proactively and safely will ensure that communities of all sizes are able to continue to provide safe drinking water and sanitary wastewater services in these difficult times. It is in these situations that we need to think regionally, and understand that there are resources and collaborations  available through both RCAP technical assistance provider and also your neighboring communities. We are all in this together, and the more we lean on each other, the stronger we become.

As always, RCAP guidebooks and resources can be found at https://www.rcap.org/resources/.

Thank you for all that you do to serve your community.


Nathan Ohle, RCAP CEO