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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Wastewater vs. Floodwater

November 5, 2019 | Blog, General RCAP News, Wastewater

Derrick Lubbe, Technical Assistance Provider, Midwest Assistance Program Editor’s Note: The United States Midwest and South experienced unprecedented and prolonged flooding in 2019. According to data compiled by the New York Times, at least 11 states had applied for federal…

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Straight From the TAP – Michael Novac

November 4, 2019 | Blog, General RCAP News

Michael Novac is a Senior Rural Development Specialist with RCAP's partner, Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP). Based out of Indiana, Michael has been part of the RCAP network for 18 years. Michael started his career in the water/wastewater industry…

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Maintenance of Grinder Pumps in Decentralized Wastewater Applications

October 11, 2019 | Blog, Wastewater

By: Roger Drews, Communities Unlimited Grinder pumps and their use in decentralized wastewater applications are very prevalent in the United States.  Individual sewer treatment systems’ (septic tanks) capabilities are expanded with pump systems that apply treated water to lawns, instead…

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How to Leverage Regional Collaboration for your Community

September 9, 2019 | Blog, General RCAP News, Regionalization

By Laura Landes and Sarah Buck With several mounting pressures that impact small water and wastewater systems’ sustainability, the Rural Community Assistance Partnership is committed to finding approaches for systems to continue to provide quality service to their communities – one of which is helping…

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Innovation in Rural America: It’s Not an Oxymoron

September 5, 2019 | Blog, Economic Development

By: Jessica Glendinning, Content Writer & Strategist, RuralRISE partner When someone mentions “rural” America, what’s the first thing you think of? Maybe it’s cattle, corn, and soy. Maybe it’s idyllic landscapes — mountain views, rushing rivers, and sunsets over an…

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Straight From The TAP – Katrina Hiott

August 5, 2019 | Blog, General RCAP News

Katrina Hiott is a Rural Development Specialist with Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC), our Western RCAP.  She’s been with RCAC for one and a half years and is based out of Northern California.  Katrina Hiott (right) with fellow TAP, Mila…

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Straight From The TAP – Jascha Pettit

August 5, 2019 | Blog, General RCAP News

Jascha Pettit is a Technical Assistance Provider with Midwest Assistance Program (MAP). He has been part of the RCAP Network for three years and is based out of Minnesota. Jascha with his family. Prior to joining MAP, Jascha Pettit was…

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Straight From The TAP – James Meece

August 5, 2019 | Blog, General RCAP News

James Meece is a Senior Rural Development Specialist with out Great Lakes CAP.  James is based out of Illinois and has been working with Great Lakes CAP for two and a half years. James has always wanted had an interest…

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Straight From The TAP – Gloria Gentry

August 5, 2019 | Blog, General RCAP News

Gloria Gentry is a Technical Assistance Provider in North Carolina with the Southeastern RCAP, SERCAP.  She’s only been part of the RCAP Network for 7 months but is already making an impact on the communities she works with. Previously, Gloria…

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