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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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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RCAP Opposes Proposal to Eliminate USDA Water Programs

March 30, 2017 | General RCAP News, Rural, USDA

“The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) Inc. is opposed to the Administration’s plan to eliminate The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Water/Wastewater Loan and Grant Program in their Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal to Congress. This program is essential for…

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California’s Extreme Drought Leaves Poor Without Water

August 28, 2014 | Rural

Brett Walton reports for Circle of Blue from Monson, California,"Just as summer in the San Joaquin Valley was reaching a full boil in June, the Colunga family lost its water and its connection to the modern world.Like a reliable workhorse…

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NPR: When You Waste Food, You’re Wasting Tons Of Water, Too

June 10, 2013 | Rural

Most of us know to turn the faucet off when we're done using it because, well, to leave it on would be wasting water.A place where water is wasted that we might not think about, according to a June 6…

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Peter Gleick: Water Wars? Here in the United States?

May 10, 2013 | Assistance, Federal, Population, Rural

Dr. Peter Gleick, president and co-founder of the Pacific Institute and a renowned expert, innovator, and communicator on water and climate issues, asks the question about water wars occuring in the United States.Read Gleick's article

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NY Times: Safe Storage of Water? Go Underground

May 3, 2013 | Farm Bill, Rural

The New York Times published an article on May 1 that talks about storing water underground as a modern (but also old) solution to water shortages and the advantages and disadvantages of this."[E]xperts are urging cities to build reservoirs below…

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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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Business Insider: Shoppers are suing bottled water manufacturers for repackaging tap water

January 2, 2013 | Poverty, Rates, Rural

Business Insider reported on Dec. 19 that the owners of a Chicago plumbing-supply store are suing Nestle because it did not reveal in its advertisings for bottled water that the store was buying was actually municipal tap water.Read the full…

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