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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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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Straight from the TAP – Conseulo McGowan

June 26, 2020 | General RCAP News

Consuelo McGowan is a Technical Assistance Provider for Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project (SERCAP) in Delaware. She has been employed with SERCAP for two years. Prior to joining RCAP, Consuelo worked for the State of Delaware Division of Family Services…

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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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Straight From the TAP – Alexander Brandon

May 27, 2020 | General RCAP News

Alexander Brandon is the Area Director for Communities Unlimited (CU) in Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. He has been employed with CU for 14 years. Prior to joining RCAP, Alexander worked in water treatment as an operator at an iron and…

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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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