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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Request for Proposals for RCAP Formulate Great Rates Guide Update

March 5, 2020 | General RCAP News, Guide

The Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Inc. (RCAP) is looking for a consultant to update, modernize and expand our existing guidebook Formulate Great Rates Guide for Water and Wastewater Systems. You can find the proposal below. If you have any questions,…

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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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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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