United Nations study examines global challenges in obtaining clean water

March 23, 2010 | General RCAP News

A United Nations report says that use of bottled water is increasing worldwide, but it takes more than three quarts of water to produce one quart of bottled water. In the United States alone, production of bottled water takes an…

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EPA initiates hydraulic fracturing study

March 22, 2010 | General RCAP News

Agency seeks input from Science Advisory Board  WASHINGTON (EPA) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will conduct a comprehensive research study to investigate the potential adverse impact that hydraulic fracturing may have on water quality and…

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EPA launches Web forum on how to best protect America’s waters

March 18, 2010 | General RCAP News

WASHINGTON (EPA) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public input on how the agency can better protect and improve the health of our waters. For a two- week period, EPA is holding a Web discussion forum on…

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Fix-a-Leak Week offers Texas-sized water savings

March 17, 2010 | General RCAP News

Americans can save water and money  WASHINGTON (EPA)--Across the country, household leaks are wasting more than 1 trillion gallons of water per year - enough water to supply every home in Texas with its annual water needs. To help consumers…

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Seeking communications intern

March 11, 2010 | General RCAP News

RCAP's national office in downtown Washington, D.C., is seeking a communications intern for part-time or possibly full-time hours.  The office is accessible by Metro and several bus routes. Duties: Assist with the production of publications in a special project: editing and some…

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RCAP receives $5 million in stimulus funds from USDA

March 9, 2010 | General RCAP News

 WASHINGTON, March 9, 2010—Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Inc. (RCAP) has been awarded a $5 million grant of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds through U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. RCAP will use the economic stimulus funds to provide…

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Free water sector interdependencies training

March 9, 2010 | Infrastructure, Investment, Wastewater, Water

The Water Environment Federation (WEF), in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), announces a series of general awareness trainings on water sector interdependencies. The training is offered at no cost to eligible…

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Free webinar series on Incident Command System and National Incident Management System

March 8, 2010 | General RCAP News

WaterISAC has teamed up with U.S. EPA to offer free, water sector-centric webinar-based training on the Incident Command System (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS). All water utility employees who may be required to respond during an emergency must…

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Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Consecutive Systems Guidance Manual

March 2, 2010 | Emergency, Training, Webinar

EPA has released the Consecutive Systems Guidance Manual to assist consecutive systems (public drinking water systems that receive part or all of their finished water from other public water systems) in complying with the Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts…

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EPA Administrator marks one-year anniversary of Recovery Act in Ohio, acknowledges RCAP

February 26, 2010 | General RCAP News

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson joined Ohio First Lady Frances Strickland and Ohio officials at a press conference Feb. 18 in Columbus to mark the one-year anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Jackson announced…

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