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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New Research Prioritizes 10 Lessons Learned from Rural Water and Wastewater Partnerships

March 26, 2020 | Blog, General RCAP News, Regionalization

Media Contact: Kinsey Brown Kbrown@rcap.org (202) 800-4127 March 12, 2020 – Washington, DC – The Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Inc. (RCAP), released a new report, “Resiliency Through Water and Wastewater System Partnerships: 10 Lessons from Community Leaders,” which looks at…

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Drop of Knowledge – Taming Inflow and Infiltration in Sanitary Sewer Systems

March 3, 2020 | Blog

Joseph Lawrie, Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) The effects of rainfall are easily seen on our streets, walkways, and green spaces.  Storm surges, no matter the size, activate ground water flows through existing pathways.  Heavy rain makes daily transportation…

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Straight From the TAP – Deborah Patton

February 27, 2020 | Blog, General RCAP News

Deborah Patton was a Rural Development Specialist with RCAP's partner, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC), based out of Arizona with more than ten years of experience with RCAP. Prior to joining RCAP, Deborah acquired her Master’s Degree in Environmental Biology, served as an assistant…

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Using GIS to Monitor the Impact of Illegal Dumping on Water Resources in Puerto Rico

February 4, 2020 | Blog

Edwin Vázquez-Asencio, MBA, Sustainable Materials Management Specialist, RCAP Solutions Illegal dumping sites riddle the island of Puerto Rico. Many sites where people have illegally disposed of, or "dumped," waste remain unidentified because of their remote nature. Often, these sites are…

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January Drop of Knowledge

January 7, 2020 | Asset Management, Blog

Five Core Questions to Answer for Effective Management of System Assets  By: Jean Holloway, SERCAP Asset management is more than simply “managing one’s assets.” Asset management goes beyond managing capital equipment (pumps, motors, etc.) and taking care of equipment. More accurately, asset management is a comprehensive, integrated process for maintaining system infrastructure assets and equipment for the most effective, least-cost allocation…

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Operator Record-Keeping Tips

December 10, 2019 | Blog

By: Tom Fulton, Senior Environmental Management Consultant, Communities Unlimited Do you have your flight plan ready? We can all visualize a trip to the airport and all it entails: going through security, waiting in the terminal, seeing whether your departure…

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Straight From The TAP – Stephanie Ross

December 2, 2019 | Blog, General RCAP News

Stephanie Ross is a Technical Assistance Provider with Midwest Assistance Program, RCAP's midwestern partner. Based out of Missouri, Stephanie has been with MAP since January of 2009. Before joining MAP, Stephanie was an Office Manager at Platte County Public Works…

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