September 5, 2020 | Drinking Water, General RCAP News, Infrastructure, Public Health

Exploring Water, Health Infrastructure, Resilience and Learning (WHIRL) By: Shawn P. McElmurry, Ph.D., P.E. Associate Professor Wayne State University Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering Editor’s note: McElmurry is a contributing author for Drop of Knowledge and leader of a…

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November 19, 2019 | Drinking Water, Wastewater

New Report Reveals More Than 2 Million Americans Living Without Access to Running Water and Sanitation Services Report by DigDeep and US Water Alliance Unveils America’s Hidden Water Crisis November 19, 2019 – Washington, DC – Two national non-profit groups,…

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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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RCAP Releases Statement on Administration’s Budget Cuts

May 25, 2017 | Drinking Water, Economic Development, EPA, General RCAP News, Infrastructure, Rural, USDA, Wastewater, Water

MEDIA ADVISORY: For Immediate Release                                                                      May 25, 2017  RCAP Releases Statement on Administration’s Budget Cuts WASHINGTON, D.C. - Earlier this week, the Trump Administration released its full budget proposal to Congress. The proposal includes deep cuts to programs that will…

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RCAP Announces New Executive Director, Nathan Ohle

May 15, 2017 | Drinking Water, General RCAP News, Infrastructure, Rural, Wastewater, Water

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Rural Community Assistance Partnership, a national organization facilitating access to safe drinking water and sanitary wastewater disposal to rural communities, has announced the selection of Nathan Ohle as its new executive director, starting May 15. Nathan…

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RCAP Celebrates Drinking Water Week

May 8, 2017 | Drinking Water

IMMEDATE RELEASE                                                                                            May 8, 2017   Contact: Bianca Poll Director of Communications Rural Community Assistance Partnership 202-470-2808   RCAP Celebrates Drinking Water Week Washington, DC –   Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP), the American Water Works Association and water…

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Robert B. Stewart Retirement Note

April 4, 2017 | Drinking Water, EPA, Fracking, General RCAP News, Hydraulic Fracturing, Infrastructure, Rural, USDA, Wastewater, Water

FROM: Hope F. Cupit, C.P.A., Board Chair, RCAP Network Dear Partners and Friends of Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) – I am writing this letter to bid farewell to Robert Stewart as he retires from the RCAP Network. It has…

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EPA releases National Water Program 2012 Strategy: Response to Climate Change

December 21, 2012 | Department Of Agriculture, Department Of Health And Human Services, Department Of The Interior, Drinking Water, EPA

EPA has released the "National Water Program 2012 Strategy: Response to Climate Change," which describes how EPA's water-related programs plan to address the impacts of climate change and provides long-term visions, goals and strategic actions for the management of sustainable…

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Through disasters and good times, water keeps on running, but for how long?

November 14, 2012 | Conservation, Drinking Water

When a natural disaster hits, such as the recent Superstorm Sandy, many utilities are knocked out in residential areas. Electricity is the most common service to go down, but what happens less often is water service being disrupted. It's nothing…

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Happy birthday, Clean Water Act!

October 18, 2012 | Drinking Water, Funding, Infrastructure, Wastewater

From the EPA website:Forty years ago, in the midst of a national concern about untreated sewage, industrial and toxic discharges, destruction of wetlands, and contaminated runoff, the principal law to protect the nation’s waters was passed. Originally enacted in 1948…

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