Straight From the TAP – Sukhwindar Singh

By Coye Gerald | March 27, 2020

Sukhwindar Singh is the State Lead for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with RCAP’s partner, RCAP Solutions, Inc. (the Northeast RCAP). She has been employed with RCAP Solutions for almost 26 years. Prior to joining RCAP, Sukh worked as a Training Specialist with the National Environmental Training Center for Small Communities, where she originally learned about

New Research Prioritizes 10 Lessons Learned from Rural Water and Wastewater Partnerships

By Kinsey Brown | March 26, 2020

Media Contact: Kinsey Brown (202) 800-4127 March 12, 2020 – Washington, DC – The Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Inc. (RCAP), released a new report, “Resiliency Through Water and Wastewater System Partnerships: 10 Lessons from Community Leaders,” which looks at community utility partnerships from a rural and tribal perspective. As small communities across the country

A Message from our CEO Regarding COVID-19

By Kinsey Brown | March 23, 2020

We are reminded in tough times of the collective spirit that brings us together as a country. In moments like this, the health and safety of the communities we serve remains the top priority for the RCAP Network during this global pandemic. Water and wastewater systems are incredibly important to a community’s health, and we

Request for Proposals for RCAP Formulate Great Rates Guide Update

By Kinsey Brown | March 5, 2020

The Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Inc. (RCAP) is looking for a consultant to update, modernize and expand our existing guidebook Formulate Great Rates Guide for Water and Wastewater Systems. You can find the proposal below. If you have any questions, please reach out to Sarah Buck at   *we have extended this deadline by

Drop of Knowledge – Taming Inflow and Infiltration in Sanitary Sewer Systems

By Kinsey Brown | March 3, 2020

Joseph Lawrie, Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) The effects of rainfall are easily seen on our streets, walkways, and green spaces.  Storm surges, no matter the size, activate ground water flows through existing pathways.  Heavy rain makes daily transportation more difficult and more dangerous.  What is often unseen are the effects of this same

Internet Speed Below Federal Standard in Over Half of U.S. Counties, Smallest Counties Most Impacted by Digital Divide

By Kinsey Brown | March 2, 2020

Flawed data supplied to federal government paints an inaccurate picture of nation’s broadband coverage   WASHINGTON – Nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of U.S. counties experience the internet at speeds below minimum standards set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), with that number even higher in rural America where 77 percent of counties operate below the

Straight From the TAP – Deborah Patton

By Coye Gerald | February 27, 2020

Deborah Patton was a Rural Development Specialist with RCAP’s partner, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC), based out of Arizona with more than ten years of experience with RCAP. Prior to joining RCAP, Deborah acquired her Master’s Degree in Environmental Biology, served as an assistant under the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Special Projects, and obtained her Tribal Operator Certification

Rural Matters Winter 2020

By Kinsey Brown | February 26, 2020

See below for the Winter 2020 issue of Rural Matters! This issue is focused on wastewater assistance provided across the RCAP network, looking at best practice from wastewater operators, a wastewater system collaboration success story, plant safety tips and more.

The Rural Opportunity Map

By Kinsey Brown | February 19, 2020

The Rural Opportunity Map was created by the Center on Rural Innovation and the team at Rural Innovation Strategies, Inc. The Rural Opportunity Map was born out of the need for a new framework to understand opportunities in small town America in the 21st century – a framework that takes into account the way industry and

Bipartisan Group of Senators Announces New Wastewater Assistance Legislation

By Kinsey Brown | February 13, 2020

The “Decentralized Wastewater Grant Act of 2019” will prioritize funding to households and communities without access to function wastewater systems Washington, DC — On Tuesday, February 11 on the Senate floor a group of bipartisan Senators including Sens. Booker (D-NJ), Capito (R-WV), Jones (D-AL) and Schatz (D-HI) introduced the “Decentralized Wastewater Grant Act of 2019”.