Events

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Upcoming:

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

Becoming Compliant During the COVID-19 Crisis

By RCAP | Dec 7, 2020

By: Melissa Jones, Staff Writer, Communities Unlimited & Alfred Jackson, Community Environmental Management Technician, Communities Unlimited  The small town of Autaugaville lies in the heart of Alabama. The town is located in Autauga County, which took its name from the Native American tribe that occupied the area. The county was established around 1818, and the town of Autaugaville was incorporated about 21

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RCAP, Xylem and 120Water Provide More Than 100,000 Face Masks to Essential Utility Workers in Rural Communities

By RCAP | Dec 3, 2020

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) sent to frontline workers in rural communities across the United States December 3, 2020 – Washington, DC – The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) announced in July it was sourcing and donating 40,000 N95 masks to frontline water operators in partnership with Xylem Watermark and 120Water. In August, Xylem donated an

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Senate Appropriations Committee Supports Economic Relief for Small Communities in Vermont

By RCAP | Dec 3, 2020

December 1, 2020 – Washington, DC – The U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations is supporting small communities by increasing funding for national technical assistance programs administered by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) within the Department of Commerce, and including report language which specifically includes funding for non-profit organizations supporting underserved communities across the United

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Water Finance and Management Libraries, Blogs & Podcasts

By RCAP | Nov 5, 2020

RCAP’s A Drop of Knowledge RCAP’s monthly online newsletter with information for small, rural and tribal drinking water and wastewater systems WaterOperator.org: Resource Library Portal for information from across the water industry that saves time, answers questions, and provides opportunities for ongoing learning at your own pace. Edmunds GovTech: Utility Information Pipeline Blog on water

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Energy Management and Conservation Resources

By RCAP | Nov 5, 2020

Sustainable Infrastructure for Small System Public Services: A Planning and Resource Guide This planning and resources guide includes a step-by-step process for utility decision makers, staff and community members wanting to operate increasingly efficient utilities. Five Things You can do to Save on Energy in your Utility This document aims to help understand your facilities

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Water Loss Control Resources

By RCAP | Nov 5, 2020

AWWA: Water Loss Control https://www.awwa.org/Resources-Tools/Resource-Topics/Water-Loss-Control Southwest Environmental Finance Center:  Water Loss Switchboard https://swefc.unm.edu/wlswitchboard/ Southwest Environmental Finance Center: The Water Audit Handbook for Small Drinking Water Systems https://swefc.unm.edu/wlswitchboard/resource/water-audit-handbook-for-small-drinking-water-systems/ EPA: Water Audits and Water Loss Control for Public Water Systems https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-04/documents/epa816f13002.pdf

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Workforce Development & Planning Resources

By RCAP | Nov 5, 2020

The Importance of an Operator in a Community’s Water Systems This video was produced to help leaders and decision-makers of systems understand what they need in an operator and what an operator does on a daily basis. Certification Calculator App Calculates time earned for actual work and equivalent experience for water and wastewater specialists. Brochures

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Mapping Resources

By RCAP | Nov 5, 2020

ESRI: Mapping Small and Rural Water Systems https://www.esri.com/en-us/landing-page/industry/water/2019/mapping-rural-and-small-water-systems EPA: Drinking Water Mapping Application to Protect Source Waters (DWMAPS) Data Layers https://www.epa.gov/sourcewaterprotection/drinking-water-mapping-application-protect-source-waters-dwmaps-data-layers

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Security, Resiliency & Emergency Response Planning Resources

By RCAP | Nov 5, 2020

  RCAP & AWWA’s Small Systems Risk and Resilience Assessment Worksheet The information in the worksheet addresses the basic elements of a risk and resilience assessment for small systems to comply with America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. RCAP & AWWA’s Small Systems Field Assessment Checklist Field Assessment Checklist for Small System Critical Assets. RCAP

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