Rural Matters Summer 2020

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

See below for the Summer 2020 issue of Rural Matters! This issue is focused on solid waste management assistance provided across the RCAP network, looking at best practice from technical assistance providers, a solid waste management success story, safety tips…

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RCAP Network Expands Trainings to Virtual Environment

August 11, 2020 | Blog, Training

For the past 46 years the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) a national network of non-profit organizations, has provided technical assistance, training, resources and support to rural communities, tribal lands and territories. RCAP trainings from four decades ago, however, look dramatically different from those of…

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RCAP Secures 40,000 Masks for Essential Utility Workers in Rural Communities

July 23, 2020 | General RCAP News

Sourcing and donating personal protective equipment to protect frontline workers providing drinking water, sanitation services and solid waste services in their communities July 27, 2020 – Washington, DC – The Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Inc. (RCAP) today announced it is…

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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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