A Drop of Knowledge

The blog and newsletter of the Rural Community Assistance Partnership.

Three Things to Do Before a Rate Change

By Spenser Wempe | Jun 4, 2019

Written by: Jean Holloway Your water utility needs more money to operate. Costs are rising; there hasn’t been a lot of growth in the customer

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Straight From The TAP – Chris Brandewie

By Kinsey Brown | May 29, 2019

Chris Brandewie is a Rural Specialist in Environmental with RCAC, RCAP’s Western region. He works out of Colorado, and has been with the region for

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Straight From The TAP – Patrick Walker

By Kinsey Brown | May 28, 2019

Pat Walker is the South Carolina State Manager with SERCAP, the Southeastern RCAP. Walker has been with SERCAP for the past seven years. In 2011,

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Straight From the TAP – Wesley Hoem

By Kinsey Brown | May 24, 2019

Wesley Hoem, the first #StraightFromTheTAP honoree for May 2019, has been with the Great Lakes RCAP for six years. Hoem is based in Wisconsin and

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Starting Off on the Right Foot: Basic Seasonal System Startup

By Spenser Wempe | May 7, 2019

Written by: Cassia Smith As summer draws near a lot of small, seasonal water system operators are showing up, blowing off the cobwebs, and getting

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Straight From The TAP – Bridget Harris

By Kinsey Brown | Apr 29, 2019

Bridget Harris is a Rural Development Specialist in Finance with RCAC, the Western RCAP. She is also today’s #StraightFromTheTAP spotlight! Harris is based out of

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Straight From The TAP – Annie Chiodo

By Kinsey Brown | Apr 26, 2019

Annie Chiodo is a Community Environmental Management Specialist with the Southern RCAP, Communities Unlimited. She is based out of Tennessee, and has been with CU

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Straight From The TAP – Kristina Hartley

By Kinsey Brown | Apr 24, 2019

#StraightFromTheTAP, our monthly blog series highlighting staff across the RCAP network, kicks off April with Kristina Hartley, a Technical Assistance Provider with the Midwest Assistance

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Preparing for Earth Day 2019 and Best Practices for Technical Assistance Providers

By Spenser Wempe | Apr 11, 2019

Written by: Melissa Melton Kentucky Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) staff are gearing up for the 49th annual Earth Day on April 22.  Schools and

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Straight From the TAP – Kim Padgett

By Kinsey Brown | Apr 8, 2019

Kim Padgett is the Kentucky State Lead with the Great Lakes RCAP region. She has been providing her expertise to the network for over 20

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