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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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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Straight From the TAP – Sukhwindar Singh

March 27, 2020 | General RCAP News

Sukhwindar Singh is the State Lead for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with RCAP's partner, RCAP Solutions, Inc. (the Northeast RCAP). She has been employed with RCAP Solutions for almost 26 years. Prior to joining RCAP, Sukh worked as a Training…

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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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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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