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RCAP national conference

What: RCAP 2021 National Conference

When: August 17-19, 2021

Where: Virtual

The RCAP National Conference is an opportunity for technical assistance providers from across the country to gather together and discuss common challenges, issues and opportunities faced in rural communities.

RuralRISE Large

What: RuralRISE 

When: September 20 - 21, 2021

Where: Virtual

Mark your calendars for RuralRise. Registration opens soon and will be held via Zoom. More information to come.




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Drop of Knowledge

EPA seeks comments on document for small public water systems

By RCAP | Dec 16, 2009

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has posted for public comment a draft of "Control and Mitigation of Drinking Water Losses in Distribution Systems," a guidance document intended to assist small public water systems in control of losses of drinking water in water distribution systems.

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Study finds hundreds of pollutants in nation’s tap water

By RCAP | Dec 15, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Tap water in many large metropolitan areas is polluted with a cocktail of chemical contaminants. These pollutants usually don’t violate any legal standards, but they often come in potentially toxic combinations that raise serious questions about the long-term safety of drinking the water. Pensacola, Fla.; Riverside, Calif.; and Las Vegas top the list of major cities with the most contaminated tap water.

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New EPA website for energy efficiency and renewable energy at water and wastewater facilities

By RCAP | Dec 9, 2009

A new section on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s website for energy efficiency and renewable energy at water and wastewater facilities has been launched. The site, at, falls under the sustainable infrastructure umbrella.
The site includes energy-auditing tools, energy efficiency best practices, alternative energy information, funding sources, training resources and more.

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RCAP staff meet with EPA’s Peter Silva

By RCAP | Dec 7, 2009

A group of RCAP staff had a brief "meet-and-greet" meeting with Peter Silva, the Assistant Administrator for Water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, on Dec. 4 at Silva’s office in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the meeting was to speak about RCAP’s programs, introduce themselves, and to meet the relatively new head of one of the offices that RCAP relates to in its EPA-funded programs. During the conversation about RCAP’s work, one topic that was discussed was decentralized waste water systems.

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USGS: United States Using Less Water than 35 Years Ago

By RCAP | Nov 18, 2009


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New ‘green infrastructure guide’ for small utilities

By RCAP | Nov 17, 2009


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Materials for sessions at the RCAP National Conference

By RCAP | Nov 17, 2009


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RCAP staff member appointed to USDA Rural Development post

By RCAP | Nov 17, 2009


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RCAP field staff honored with awards for service

By RCAP | Nov 17, 2009

Originally posted to the RCAP news blog on Sept. 23, 2009
Nine RCAP staff members were honored for exceptional service in their positions during RCAP’s national conference Sept. 15-17 in Arlington, Va.
The staff were honored at a lunchtime banquet held during the conference, which was a training event for RCAP technical assistance providers and other staff from all of RCAP’s six regions.

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