A Drop of Knowledge

The blog and newsletter of the Rural Community Assistance Partnership.

Identifying & Eliminating Short Circuits

By Kinsey Brown | Jul 9, 2019

By: Charles “Bud” Mason, Senior Rural Development Specialist, Great Lakes RCAP Common water quality issues in distribution systems raise both regulatory and aesthetic concerns. Iron

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Straight From The TAP – Tom Fulton

By Meg Policastro | Jul 8, 2019

Tom Fulton is a Senior Environmental Management Consultant with Communities Unlimited, our Southern RCAP.  He is based in Texas and has been with CU since

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Straight From The TAP – Deborah Patton

By Meg Policastro | Jul 3, 2019

Deborah Patton is a Rural Development Specialist with our Western RCAP, Rural Community Assistance Corporation. She’s been with RCAC for 10 years and works out

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Straight From The TAP – Cindy Brookes

By Meg Policastro | Jul 2, 2019

Cindy Brookes is a Senior Rural Development Specialist with our Great Lakes RCAP. Based in Ohio, she has been with our Great Lakes RCAP for

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Straight From The TAP – Jim Jones

By Meg Policastro | Jul 1, 2019

Jim Jones is a Technical Assistance Provider with our Midwest RCAP, MAP. He is based in South Dakota and has been part of the MAP

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Straight From The TAP – Mary Gavin

By Meg Policastro | Jun 27, 2019

Mary Gavin is a Technical Assistance Provider with our Southeastern RCAP. Based out of Florida, Mary has been sharing her expertise with SERCAP (Southeast Rural

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Straight From The TAP – Josh Jabalera

By Kinsey Brown | Jun 10, 2019

Josh Jabalera is a Technical Assistance Provider, and he has been providing his expertise to the Midwest Assistance Partnership (MAP) for over four years. MAP

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USDA Announces 47 Rural Communities that will Receive Technical Assistance to Help Build Long-Term Economic Growth

By Spenser Wempe | Jun 6, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C (June 6, 2019) – Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced the names of 47 rural communities and

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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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