Smoke Testing for Inflow & Infiltration

January 4, 2021 | Blog, General RCAP News

By: Paul Brezina, Technical Assistance Provider, Midwest Assistance Program (MAP) When your city receives downpouring rains and your wastewater operator lets you know that the lagoons are filling up at an unusual rate, it is time to ask why. As…

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November Drop of Knowledge

November 2, 2020 | Blog

Partnering by Example By: Zach Green, Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) As we all know, COVID-19 has put us in some tough spots throughout the course of 2020.  However, it is during these trying times that some outside of…

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RCAP Praises EPA’s Proposed Financial Capability Assessment for Clean Water Act

September 17, 2020 | Blog, Clean Water Act, EPA

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its proposed 2020 Financial Capability Assessment (FCA) for Clean Water Act (CWA) schedule development. The revised CFA, used to evaluate a system’s financial capability for water infrastructure projects and improvements,…

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RCAP Network Expands Trainings to Virtual Environment

August 11, 2020 | Blog, Training

For the past 46 years the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) a national network of non-profit organizations, has provided technical assistance, training, resources and support to rural communities, tribal lands and territories. RCAP trainings from four decades ago, however, look dramatically different from those of…

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July 7, 2020 | Blog, General RCAP News

How Infrastructure Investments Improve Texas Colonias Quality of Life By: Kathryn Lucerno, Community Environmental Management Specialist, Communities Unlimited (El Paso, Texas) (Left to right) Maria Sanchez, Candelaria, TX resident and meter reader for Canedelaria WSC, Kathryn Lucero, Communities Unlimited, Jose…

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Rural Leaders Adapt and Advance Solutions in the Age of COVID-19

June 9, 2020 | Blog, COVID-19

Kinsey Brown, RCAP The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) is known for the incredible work done nationwide to ensure that rural communities have access to clean, safe drinking water and sanitation services. For more than 50 years, the partner organizations comprising the RCAP Network have worked…

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Small Water System Infrastructure Must be Part of Our Country’s COVID Recovery

May 27, 2020 | Blog, COVID-19

By: Nathan Ohle, RCAP CEO & Radhika Fox, US Water Alliance CEO Every community – big and small, rural and urban – relies on water. Water is a public health and sanitation issue, as well as economic, agricultural, and recreational…

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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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