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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The (UK) Guardian: A Texan tragedy: ample oil, no water

August 19, 2013 | Clean Water Act, EPA

Excerpts from an Aug. 11 article in the U.K.'s Guardian newspaper about communities in Texas:"Three years of drought, decades of overuse and now the oil industry's outsize demands on water for fracking are running down reservoirs and underground aquifers. And…

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EPA webinar on Revised Total Coliform Rule April 10

April 5, 2013 | Clean Water Act, Discharge, EPA

Join EPA for a Webinar on April 10.Space is limited.  Please consider coordinating with others in your organization or location to share a space/registration.Reserve your webinar seat nowThe final RTCR, which applies to all public water systems, offers an opportunity…

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An interview with the manager of the Las Vegas Water District on the challenges of providing clean water

October 16, 2012 | Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act

Pat Mulroy, general manager of the Las Vegas Water District, says that Las Vegas hotels are some of the most water-efficient buildings in southern Nevada. Yes she says this about, Las Vegas, the place where visitors gape at how much…

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Obama, Romney speak about rural America

October 15, 2012 | Clean Water Act, Discharge, Water

As the presidential campaign reaches its climax heading toward Nov. 6, both major party candidates are out on the trail courting all types of voters and gathering as many supporters as they can get - both urban and rural.In the…

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Missouri newspaper: ‘Clean water is as much a job creator as any’

August 20, 2012 | Clean Water Act, EPA, Federal, Regulations, Water

The HazlewoodPatch, a local newspaper in Hazlewood, Mo., has an Aug. 16 article with the headline "In Tough Economy, Midwest Businesses Say Jobs Depend on Clean Water."The article begins:"As the largest watershed in the United States, the Mississippi River Basin…

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RCAP among partners that renew agreement with EPA on septic-system improvements

November 10, 2011 | Clean Water Act, EPA

Published Nov. 9By Paul Quinlan, E&E reporterThe EPA renewed and expanded a six-year-old agreement with industry and government organizations today aimed at improving the performance of septic systems.EPA and 16 partner organizations [including RCAP] signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding…

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EPA launches new strategy to promote use of green infrastructure for environmental and economic benefits

May 2, 2011 | Clean Water Act, EPA, Regulations

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching a new strategy to promote the use of green infrastructure by cities and towns to reduce stormwater runoff that pollutes our nation’s streams, creeks, rivers, lakes and coastal waters. Green…

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New York Times: Resistance to gas drilling rises on unlikely soil

April 28, 2011 | Clean Water Act, EPA

Originally published on April 23, 2011 (original posting)By KATE GALBRAITHFORT WORTH — Texans pride themselves on being the heart of the nation’s oil and gas business. But even here, public concern about natural gas drilling is growing.On Wednesday, several dozen…

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RCAP staff member testifies before House subcommittee

March 23, 2010 | Assessment, Clean Water Act, EPA, Training

Chris Fierros, Chief Operating Officer of Midwest Assistance Program, the Midwest RCAP, testified March 23 before the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Rural Development, Biotechnology, Specialty Crops, and Foreign Agriculture. The subcommittee’s Capitol Hill hearing was to review efforts to…

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