New resources and upcoming events for tribal water systems

November 30, 2012 | Population, Poverty, Rural

The Tribal Utility Governance (TUG) program is run by RCAP and its partners - the Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC), the Western RCAP; Community Resource Group (CRG), the Southern RCAP; the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA); and SmallWaterSupply.org.The…

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Toolkit for Protecting Drinking Water Sources through Agricultural Conservation Practices is now available online

November 15, 2012 | Department Of Agriculture, Rural, USDA

The collaboration toolkit Protecting Drinking Water Sources through Agricultural Conservation Practices is now available online. The toolkit offers effective steps that source water protection professionals working at the state level can take to build partnerships with USDA's Natural Resources Conservation…

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Head of private water-sampling company going to prison for fraud in North Carolina

November 8, 2012 | Department Of Agriculture, Rural, USDA

For over five years the defendant provided false water sampling to customersASHEVILLE, N.C. – On Tuesday, October 23, 2012, U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger sentenced Linda Knox, 50, of Marshall, N.C., to 33 months in prison, to be followed by…

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Join FEMA’s National Disaster-Preparedness Coalition

October 11, 2012 | Agriculture, Infrastructure, Rural

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) invites you to  join its National Preparedness Coalition.The National Preparedness Coalition Online Community is where FEMA connects and collaborates on emergency preparedness. Use it to empower yourself to prepare and to coordinate preparedness activities…

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The Oklahoman editorial: Water offers a chance to put Americans to work

September 17, 2012 | Rural

A Sept. 16 editorial on NewsOK, a website sponsored by The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City), begins:"Both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are focused on the economy and job creation but have made no mention of water infrastructure. Meanwhile, the widespread deterioration…

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EPA awards $1.5 million to universities for sustainable drinking water treatment methods

September 14, 2012 | Development, Rural

WASHINGTON (EPA) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Sept. 6 almost $1.5 million in funding to three universities to develop sustainable drinking water treatment methods.  The research grants are funded through EPA’s Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program.…

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American Water Summit 2012

September 6, 2012 | Agriculture, Funding, Jobs, Loans, Rural, Rural Development, USDA, Water

American Water SummitTheme: Business Models For The FutureChicagoNov. 14-15, 2012Sponsored by: American Water Intelligence and Global Water IntelligenceIn today's world of constrained resources and limited capital, there is a tremendous need to think creatively and implement smarter models for doing…

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Attention, operators for tribal water or wastewater utilities and other leaders

August 29, 2012 | Assistance, Awards, EPA, Rural, Technical, Training, Tribal, Wastewater

This fall, RCAP will be working with SmallWaterSupply.org to further expand the resources available to tribal utility operators.SmallWaterSupply.org supports water and wastewater operators in small systems with comprehensive resources and information in one easy-to-use place on the web. The website…

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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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EPA announces framework to help local governments manage stormwater runoff and wastewater

June 13, 2012 | Infrastructure, Rural, Rural Development, Water

WASHINGTON - On June 11, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a new framework to help local governments meet their Clean Water Act obligations. The Integrated Municipal Stormwater and Wastewater Planning Approach Framework assists EPA regional offices, states, and…

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