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
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 email@example.com. *we have extended this deadline by
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
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
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
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 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
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”.
Edwin Vázquez-Asencio, MBA, Sustainable Materials Management Specialist, RCAP Solutions Illegal dumping sites riddle the island of Puerto Rico. Many sites where people have illegally disposed of, or “dumped,” waste remain unidentified because of their remote nature. Often, these sites are adjacent to water sources and can negatively impact the environment and water quality. In order
10,000 Seal&Send medication disposal envelopes will be provided to communities via water utility bills and solid waste disposal programs to protect water quality and combat the opioid crisis in rural communities Washington, DC — Stericycle, the leading provider of compliance-based solutions, including award-winning solutions for safe medication disposal, and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP),