A Drop of Knowledge

The blog and newsletter of the Rural Community Assistance Partnership.

Maintenance of Grinder Pumps in Decentralized Wastewater Applications

By Kinsey Brown | Oct 11, 2019

By: Roger Drews, Communities Unlimited Grinder pumps and their use in decentralized wastewater applications are very prevalent in the United States.  Individual sewer treatment systems’

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How to Leverage Regional Collaboration for your Community

By Kinsey Brown | Sep 9, 2019

By Laura Landes and Sarah Buck With several mounting pressures that impact small water and wastewater systems’ sustainability, the Rural Community Assistance Partnership is committed to

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Innovation in Rural America: It’s Not an Oxymoron

By Kinsey Brown | Sep 5, 2019

By: Jessica Glendinning, Content Writer & Strategist, RuralRISE partner When someone mentions “rural” America, what’s the first thing you think of? Maybe it’s cattle, corn,

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Rural Women Entrepreneurs: Challenges and Opportunities

By Kinsey Brown | Aug 29, 2019

The goal of this report published by the National Women’s Business Council (May, 8, 2019), is to inform and establish a baseline understanding of the

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Rural Prosperity Through the Arts & Creative Sector

By Kinsey Brown | Aug 29, 2019

This action guide, released in 2019, offers research insights and lessons learned from states that are harnessing the power of the arts to drive rural

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Examining the Unique Opportunities & Challenges Facing Rural Small Businesses

By Kinsey Brown | Aug 29, 2019

To better understand the state of rural small businesses, Small Business Majority conducted a three-pronged research project to explore the unique needs and challenges of

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Building Rural Economies: Lewistown, Montana’s Transformation

By Kinsey Brown | Aug 26, 2019
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Conducting Water System Assessments under the Revised Total Coliform Rule

By Kinsey Brown | Aug 20, 2019

By: Brett Gleitsmann, Rural Development Specialist, RCAC Level 1 Assessments are a key component of the Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR), which came into effect

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Straight From The TAP – Katrina Hiott

By Meg Policastro | Aug 5, 2019

Katrina Hiott is a Rural Development Specialist with Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC), our Western RCAP.  She’s been with RCAC for one and a half

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Straight From The TAP – Jascha Pettit

By Meg Policastro | Aug 5, 2019

Jascha Pettit is a Technical Assistance Provider with Midwest Assistance Program (MAP). He has been part of the RCAP Network for three years and is

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