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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Identifying & Eliminating Short Circuits

July 9, 2019 | Blog, Contaminants, Drinking Water, General RCAP News

By: Charles "Bud" Mason, Senior Rural Development Specialist, Great Lakes RCAP Common water quality issues in distribution systems raise both regulatory and aesthetic concerns. Iron and manganese often find their way into the distribution system and cause staining and poor…

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Straight From The TAP – Tom Fulton

July 8, 2019 | Blog, General RCAP News

Tom Fulton is a Senior Environmental Management Consultant with Communities Unlimited, our Southern RCAP.  He is based in Texas and has been with CU since 2011. Tom started as a maintenance technician with the city of Longview, Texas and retired…

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Straight From The TAP – Deborah Patton

July 3, 2019 | Blog, General RCAP News

Deborah Patton is a Rural Development Specialist with our Western RCAP, Rural Community Assistance Corporation. She’s been with RCAC for 10 years and works out of Arizona. Prior to RCAC, Deborah served as the Tribal Water Systems Program Manager for…

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