Keeping it Simple to Treat Wastewater Lagoons

By Coye Gerald | March 2, 2021

By Aubrey Neussendorfer, Technical Assistance Provider, Midwest Assistance Partnership (MAP) Small communities with limited budgets need to be especially creative to solve issues within their wastewater systems. Innovative and affordable solutions help communities treat their wastewater systems without compromising their budgets. These alternative methods, like using Dawn dish soap to aid in the treatment of fats, oils, and greases (FOG) or using barley straw bales in lagoons for treating

LaMonte Guillory’s Story

By Coye Gerald | February 26, 2021

Imagine, for the moment, the world’s information highway, an always-changing, fast-moving, and remarkably noisy freeway of all things communications. It’s a complex ecosystem with a broad universe of disciplines in the communications toolbox. With Public relations, advertising, and marketing merging onto the social, digital, radio, print, and broadcast media speedway. An electric race where everyone

Straight from the TAP – Katrina Hiott

By Coye Gerald | February 24, 2021

Katrina Hiott is a Rural Development Specialist II in Northern California with RCAP’s western partner, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC). She has been employed with RCAC for three years. Prior to working with RCAC and the water industry, Katrina pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Resource Science at UC Davis, worked on the Eastern Shore

RCAP Honors U.S. Representative Bishop with 2021 Congressional Champion Award

By Coye Gerald | February 24, 2021

RCAP gives network partner organizations the chance to recognize a member of Congress from their service territory who are exceptional allies of the RCAP Network and rural communities across the United States  Washington, DC (February 24, 2021) — The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP), Inc. and its national network of six regional partners honors U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop (D-GA-2) with a 2021 Congressional Champion Award for his outstanding

RCAP Honors U.S. Senator Grassley with 2021 Congressional Champion Award

By Coye Gerald | February 24, 2021

Washington, DC (February 23, 2021) — The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP), Inc. and its national network of six regional partners honors U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) with a 2021 Congressional Champion Award for his outstanding service, dedication, and tireless advocacy on behalf of rural communities and small towns across the nation.   Established in 2019, RCAP’s bipartisan congressional awards are given to policymakers who have gone above

Cybersecurity – Are You Prepared?

By Coye Gerald | February 17, 2021

By now, many of you have heard of the cyber attack on the water treatment facility in the City of Oldsmar, FL on February 5, 2021.  You can view the city’s press conference at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx1wTh8G97Q. The event consisted of unauthorized remote access to the utility’s supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system where an intruder

A Story of Hope

By Coye Gerald | February 17, 2021

Have you ever known or met a person that grew up with the odds stacked against them and wondered – how is that person going to make it? Perhaps a person that grew up in a poor, single parent home? Or perhaps a person who was left to defend themselves as a child, plus had

RCAP and the Smithsonian Institution Launch Coming Home: Stories from Main Street program

By Coye Gerald | February 16, 2021

Washington, D.C. – The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) has partnered with the Smithsonian Institution on a new initiative, “Coming Home: Stories from Main Street.” Coming Home is a collaboration between RCAP’s Rural Homecoming program and the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program that aims to incorporate young voices in the future of rural America. Coming Home empowers

The Municipal Authority of the Borough of Midland Benefits from RCAP Technical Assistance

By Rosalena Morrell | February 2, 2021

Wanda Martinez, Technical Assistance Provider, RCAP Solutions, The Northeast RCAP Midland, incorporated in 1906, is a small town located in Beaver County, Pennsylvania on the banks of the Ohio River. The town was known as one of the early mill towns in Pennsylvania and experienced an early 20th century industrial boom. Midland Steel Works became one of the most profitable businesses in the area and employed many locals.  By 1907, the borough government, fire & police departments, energy and transportation systems were operating. The Midland Water Company was

Smoke Testing for Inflow & Infiltration

By RCAP | January 4, 2021

By: Paul Brezina, Technical Assistance Provider, Midwest Assistance Program (MAP) When your city receives downpouring rains and your wastewater operator lets you know that the lagoons are filling up at an unusual rate, it is time to ask why. As this scenario continues to worsen as months and years go by, it becomes apparent that