RCAP Signs Letter of Support for Water Research Programs

February 26, 2019 | Congress, EPA, General RCAP News, Infrastructure

On Monday, February 25th RCAP joined 9 partners in a letter urging the 116th Congress to provide additional support to two programs in fiscal year 2020: the EPA's National Priorities Water Research program and the Innovative Water Technologies grant program…

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RCAP Celebrates America’s Water Infrastructure Act’s (AWIA) Benefits to Rural America

October 11, 2018 | Blog, Congress, General RCAP News, Policy, Press Releases

Washington, DC (October 11, 2018) – This week the United States Congress passed America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018.  The Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Inc. (RCAP) is excited to see Congress reauthorize robust funding levels in the Safe Drinking Water…

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Washington Post: ‘Flushable’ personal wipes clogging sewer systems, utilities say

September 9, 2013 | Congress, EPA

One of the issues that RCAP cares about is going mainstream! It's getting attention by the media and thus the general public. An article appeared on the front page of the Sunday Washington Post on Sept. 8.The article begins:"Next time…

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EPA releases Blueprint for Integrating Technology Innovation into the National Water Program

April 5, 2013 | Assistance, Congress, Rural, Technical

On Wednesday, March 27 Acting Assistant Administrator for Water Nancy Stoner released a Blueprint for Integrating Technology Innovation into the National Water Program at an event at the University of South Florida with Jeff Eger of the Water Environment Federation.…

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EPA clarifies position on electronic CCR delivery

January 4, 2013 | Congress, Farm Bill, Rural Development

Over the past few years, a number of community water systems, technical assistance providers and primacy agencies have inquired as to whether the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) Rule allows electronic delivery of the CCR to each customer. EPA evaluated several…

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Water efficiency deal wins approval in California

November 21, 2012 | Congress, Infrastructure, Jobs, Rural Development, USDA

New water rate structure meets state water goals by incentivizing efficiencySACRAMENTO (NRDC) –Thousands of California households could save on their monthly bills thanks to a new rate structure that California American Water Company will introduce in Sonoma, Ventura, Los Angeles…

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NYTimes op-ed: ‘Don’t Waste the Drought’

August 20, 2012 | Agriculture, Congress, Farm Bill, Jobs, Rural

An Aug. 16 editorial in The New York Times calls us to not let the opportunity pass us by in the current drought to address water problems and consider how we use and think about water.The editorial begins:"We're in the…

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ProPublica says new study finds fluids from Marcellus Shale likely seeping into Pa. drinking water

July 12, 2012 | Advocacy, Congress

by Abrahm Lustgarten ProPublica, July 9, 2012, 3 p.m.New research has concluded that salty, mineral-rich fluids deep beneath Pennsylvania's natural gas fields are likely seeping upward thousands of feet into drinking water supplies.Though the fluids were natural and not the…

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Obama administration affirms comprehensive commitment to clean water

April 29, 2011 | Congress, Rural

WASHINGTON – Recognizing the importance of clean water and healthy watersheds to our economy, environment and communities, the Obama administration released a national clean water framework April 27 that showcases its comprehensive commitment to protecting the health of America’s waters.…

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Philadelphia Inquirer: Philly academy study finds gas drilling threatens streams

October 18, 2010 | Congress, Rural

Posted on Tue, Oct. 12, 2010By Sandy BauersInquirer Staff WriterA preliminary study by Academy of Natural Sciences researchers suggests that even without spills or other accidents, drilling for natural gas in Pennsylvania's rich Marcellus Shale formation could degrade nearby streams.The…

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