RCAP Network Expands Trainings to Virtual Environment

By Kinsey Brown | August 11, 2020

For the past 46 years the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) a national network of non-profit organizations, has provided technical assistance, training, resources and support to rural communities, tribal lands and territories. RCAP trainings from four decades ago, however, look dramatically different from those of today, especially as RCAP strives to provide communities and small water and wastewater utilities the same, high-quality

Straight from the TAP – John Van den Bergh

By Coye Gerald | July 28, 2020

John Van den Bergh is a Rural Development Specialist for Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) in Nevada. He has been employed with RCAC for four years. Prior to RCAC, John owned and worked at his own construction company for 20 years, which provided grading, utility, and road construction. Following that position, he began working as

RCAP Secures 40,000 Masks for Essential Utility Workers in Rural Communities

By Kinsey Brown | July 23, 2020

Sourcing and donating personal protective equipment to protect frontline workers providing drinking water, sanitation services and solid waste services in their communities July 27, 2020 – Washington, DC – The Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Inc. (RCAP) today announced it is sourcing and donating 40,000 N95 masks to frontline water operators in partnership with Xylem Watermark

By Kinsey Brown | July 7, 2020

How Infrastructure Investments Improve Texas Colonias Quality of Life By: Kathryn Lucerno, Community Environmental Management Specialist, Communities Unlimited (El Paso, Texas) (Left to right) Maria Sanchez, Candelaria, TX resident and meter reader for Canedelaria WSC, Kathryn Lucero, Communities Unlimited, Jose Cabezuela, Presidio County Commissioner, Precinct 3, Cesario Vela, Communities Unlimited The term colonia is Spanish

Straight from the TAP – Conseulo McGowan

By Coye Gerald | June 26, 2020

Consuelo McGowan is a Technical Assistance Provider for Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project (SERCAP) in Delaware. She has been employed with SERCAP for two years. Prior to joining RCAP, Consuelo worked for the State of Delaware Division of Family Services as a Family Crisis Therapist for more than 10 years and as an Extension Agent

Rural Leaders Adapt and Advance Solutions in the Age of COVID-19

By Kinsey Brown | June 9, 2020

Kinsey Brown, RCAP The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) is known for the incredible work done nationwide to ensure that rural communities have access to clean, safe drinking water and sanitation services. For more than 50 years, the partner organizations comprising the RCAP Network have worked with small communities to keep improving quality of life through technical assistance and training in water, wastewater and solid

RCAP Survey Shows Impact of COVID-19 on Rural and Tribal Water and Wastewater Systems

By Kinsey Brown | June 1, 2020

Survey of more than 1,100 rural and tribal water and wastewater systems shows projected impact on smallest systems across the country 6/1/20 – The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP), launched a survey in early May to better understand the impacts of COVID-19 on small rural and tribal water and wastewater systems. The survey received 1,137

Small Water System Infrastructure Must be Part of Our Country’s COVID Recovery

By Kinsey Brown | May 27, 2020

By: Nathan Ohle, RCAP CEO & Radhika Fox, US Water Alliance CEO Every community – big and small, rural and urban – relies on water. Water is a public health and sanitation issue, as well as economic, agricultural, and recreational issue. No community can thrive without access to water. While most people in the United

Straight From the TAP – Alexander Brandon

By Coye Gerald | May 27, 2020

Alexander Brandon is the Area Director for Communities Unlimited (CU) in Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. He has been employed with CU for 14 years. Prior to joining RCAP, Alexander worked in water treatment as an operator at an iron and manganese removal plant in Columbus, Mississippi. Following that position, he worked as a Technical Assistance

Worm Farming in Schools Increases Composting Efforts

By Kinsey Brown | May 5, 2020

By: Rachel Silver, SERCAP Technical Assistance Provider Yes, you read that headline correctly. Worm farming is a sustainable business with huge growth potential. Worms convert food waste into nutrient-rich worm castings, one of the world’s best plant foods and soil conditioners, which can be sold to nurseries, gardening friends, eco shops, and farmers. Worm castings can be used