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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Wastewater vs. Floodwater

November 5, 2019 | Blog, General RCAP News, Wastewater

Derrick Lubbe, Technical Assistance Provider, Midwest Assistance Program Editor’s Note: The United States Midwest and South experienced unprecedented and prolonged flooding in 2019. According to data compiled by the New York Times, at least 11 states had applied for federal…

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Maintenance of Grinder Pumps in Decentralized Wastewater Applications

October 11, 2019 | Blog, Wastewater

By: Roger Drews, Communities Unlimited Grinder pumps and their use in decentralized wastewater applications are very prevalent in the United States.  Individual sewer treatment systems’ (septic tanks) capabilities are expanded with pump systems that apply treated water to lawns, instead…

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Promoting Preventative Maintenance in Rural America

September 19, 2017 | General RCAP News, Wastewater

By Karen D. McBride, Rural Development Environmental Specialist, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (Western Rural Community Assistance Partnership) My job as a Technical Assistance Provider (TAP) is to work with under-served, often distressed, rural communities. This reflects communities who don’t have…

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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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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 proposes rule to modernize Clean Water Act reporting

August 6, 2013 | Agriculture, Treatment, Wastewater

E-reporting initiative will increase efficiency, ease burden for states and improve public access to dataWASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a rule that would modernize Clean Water Act (CWA) reporting processes for hundreds of thousands of…

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EPA webcast on using social indicators in watershed-management projects

April 24, 2013 | EPA, Management, Report, Treatment, Wastewater

Join EPA for a webcast on May 1, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern time on using social indicators in watershed-management projects.Working with landowners and managers to find effective and practical solutions to water-quality problems is crucial to…

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EPA releases support guide for water utilities on containment and disposal of large amounts of contaminated water

November 8, 2012 | Assistance, EPA, Management, Rates, Sewer, Training, Wastewater, Water

EPA has released the Containment and Disposal of Large Amounts of Contaminated Water: A Support Guide for Water Utilities. The guide serves as a reference document for the preparation and response to a contamination event when rapid decision making is…

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