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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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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Straight From the TAP – Deborah Patton

February 27, 2020 | Blog, General RCAP News

Deborah Patton was a Rural Development Specialist with RCAP's partner, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC), based out of Arizona with more than ten years of experience with RCAP. Prior to joining RCAP, Deborah acquired her Master’s Degree in Environmental Biology, served as an assistant…

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Straight from the TAP – Jeffery Korman

July 30, 2021 | General RCAP News

Jeffery Korman is a Technical Assistance Provider (TAP) with the Midwest Assistance Program (MAP), located in the state of Missouri primarily with water and wastewater. He has been employed with MAP for five years, as of July 2021. Prior to…

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Navigating Income Surveys During COVID-19

July 13, 2021 | General RCAP News

By Claire Miller, Technical Assistance Provider, RCAC  Income surveys are tools that funders use to determine a community’s median household income (MHI), which affects eligibility and favorability of terms for grant and loan packages. To ensure confidentiality, most funders require a third-party entity like the Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC), the western RCAP, to…

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To Flush or Not to Flush: Grinder Pumps in Low-Pressure Systems

June 10, 2021 | General RCAP News

Eleisha K. Shelton, Rural Development Specialist, GLCAP Low-pressure systems operate like normal sewer systems. They take in the normal waste from a home and/or commercial building, but before transferring it straight to the treatment plant, it makes a stop through a grinder pump. A grinder pump is kind of like your garbage disposal. This high-powered pump can run by an “on/off”…

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A Prideful Journey for Coye

June 7, 2021 | General RCAP News

Hi, my name is Coye, and my personal pronouns are He/Him and They/Them. It's interesting seeing how this has become the norm for some of us when it comes to introducing ourselves, as this was something I never would have…

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Straight from the TAP – Leo Dion

June 3, 2021 | General RCAP News

Leo Dion is a Senior Rural Development Specialist with RCAP's Great Lakes partner, the Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP), and has been employed with them for roughly six-and-a-half years. Prior to working at GLCAP, Leo was in the community…

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Drinking Water Systems and the Consumer Confidence Report

May 4, 2021 | Drinking Water

Kristina Hartley, Technical Assistance Program, Midwest Assistance Program   Consumer Confidence inscription on the page. In America, every state and territory is home to a regulatory agency with oversight and administrative authority over public drinking water systems. These state agencies are held to standards set by the federal…

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Straight from the TAP – Amy Pemberton

April 30, 2021 | General RCAP News

Amy Pemberton is a Technical Assistance Provider (TAP) with RCAP’s Southeast partner, the Southeastern Rural Community Assistance Project (SERCAP), and has been employed with them for a little under a year. Her one year anniversary is coming up on June,…

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RCAP APPLAUDS SENATE PASSAGE OF THE BIPARTISAN DRINKING WATER AND WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE ACT OF 2021

April 20, 2021 | General RCAP News

Bill passed out of Senate on the heels of unanimous vote out of Environment and Public Works Committee (Washington, D.C.) – Today, the U.S. Senate passed the bipartisan Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act (DWWIA) of 2021. RCAP and its…

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Rate Setting – The Small System Challenge

April 6, 2021 | Drinking Water, General RCAP News, Rates

By Jean Holloway, Delaware and Maryland State Manager, SERCAP  Small water and wastewater utilities face many challenges in structuring user rates that are fair and equitable to the customer and provide sufficient revenue for the utilities’ operations and future needs. Government and quasi-government owned…

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Straight from the TAP – Jodi Hilsabeck

March 31, 2021 | General RCAP News

Jodi Hilsabeck is a Project Manager/Technical Assistance Provider with RCAP's Midwestern partner, the Midwest Assistance Program (MAP) and has been employed with them for four years. Jodi came into MAP with a background more focused on statistics, analytics and administrative…

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