RCAP Joins New White House Partnership on Lead in Drinking Water
Washington, DC—January 27, 2023 — Today, the Rural Community Assistance Partnership Incorporated (RCAP) joined a new Environmental Protection Agency-led partnership to advance lead service line replacement across the U.S. The partnership consists of representatives from the federal government, states, Tribes, local communities, nongovernmental organizations, water utilities, labor unions, and private companies. We thank the Administration and the EPA for allowing us to join this new partnership to continue improving the lives of rural Americans.
“Removing the lead from our water, especially in our rural communities and small towns is big priority for RCAP and our network of partners on the ground,” said RCAP CEO Olga Morales-Pate. “We deeply appreciate the White House and EPA for spearheading this effort to reduce lead in our drinking water and protecting the health of all Americans. We look forward to the partnership and leveraging RCAP’s expertise in assisting small systems with lead challenges.”