July 7, 2020 | Blog, General RCAP News

How Infrastructure Investments Improve Texas Colonias Quality of Life By: Kathryn Lucerno, Community Environmental Management Specialist, Communities Unlimited (El Paso, Texas) (Left to right) Maria Sanchez, Candelaria, TX resident and meter reader for Canedelaria WSC, Kathryn Lucero, Communities Unlimited, Jose…

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Rural Leaders Adapt and Advance Solutions in the Age of COVID-19

June 9, 2020 | Blog, COVID-19

Kinsey Brown, RCAP The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) is known for the incredible work done nationwide to ensure that rural communities have access to clean, safe drinking water and sanitation services. For more than 50 years, the partner organizations comprising the RCAP Network have worked…

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RCAP Survey Shows Impact of COVID-19 on Rural and Tribal Water and Wastewater Systems

June 1, 2020 | COVID-19

Survey of more than 1,100 rural and tribal water and wastewater systems shows projected impact on smallest systems across the country 6/1/20 – The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP), launched a survey in early May to better understand the impacts…

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Small Water System Infrastructure Must be Part of Our Country’s COVID Recovery

May 27, 2020 | Blog, COVID-19

By: Nathan Ohle, RCAP CEO & Radhika Fox, US Water Alliance CEO Every community – big and small, rural and urban – relies on water. Water is a public health and sanitation issue, as well as economic, agricultural, and recreational…

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Worm Farming in Schools Increases Composting Efforts

May 5, 2020 | General RCAP News

By: Rachel Silver, SERCAP Technical Assistance Provider Yes, you read that headline correctly. Worm farming is a sustainable business with huge growth potential. Worms convert food waste into nutrient-rich worm castings, one of the world’s best plant foods and soil conditioners, which…

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What Seems Like the New “Normal” Family Life is Out of Reach for Many Rural Americans

April 9, 2020 | Blog

By Nathan Ohle, RCAP CEO As I look to my left, I see my wife and two dogs, relaxing on our couch and settled in after another long day. Both of my kids are safely sleeping in their beds. Most…

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A Drop of Knowledge: Disaster preparedness training can help water systems plan for new realities

April 7, 2020 | Blog

By: Louis Martin, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC, the Western RCAP) Staff Writer Editor's Note: The following article was written before the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, but we are highlighting it because of how important it is for small water…

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Drop of Knowledge Special Edition: COVID-19 Policy Developments

April 6, 2020 | Blog, General RCAP News, Policy

During the last three weeks, the U.S. Congress has approved and the President has signed into law multiple phases of legislation – Phase I (H.R. 6074), Phase II (H.R. 6201) and Phase III (H.R.748) – addressing the COVID-19 crisis in a variety of ways. Congress is…

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New Research Prioritizes 10 Lessons Learned from Rural Water and Wastewater Partnerships

March 26, 2020 | Blog, General RCAP News, Regionalization

Media Contact: Kinsey Brown Kbrown@rcap.org (202) 800-4127 March 12, 2020 – Washington, DC – The Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Inc. (RCAP), released a new report, “Resiliency Through Water and Wastewater System Partnerships: 10 Lessons from Community Leaders,” which looks at…

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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…

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