Maintenance of Grinder Pumps in Decentralized Wastewater Applications

October 11, 2019 | Blog, Wastewater

By: Roger Drews, Communities Unlimited Grinder pumps and their use in decentralized wastewater applications are very prevalent in the United States.  Individual sewer treatment systems’ (septic tanks) capabilities are expanded with pump systems that apply treated water to lawns, instead…

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How to Leverage Regional Collaboration for your Community

September 9, 2019 | Blog, General RCAP News, Regionalization

By Laura Landes and Sarah Buck With several mounting pressures that impact small water and wastewater systems’ sustainability, the Rural Community Assistance Partnership is committed to finding approaches for systems to continue to provide quality service to their communities – one of which is helping…

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Innovation in Rural America: It’s Not an Oxymoron

September 5, 2019 | Blog, Economic Development

By: Jessica Glendinning, Content Writer & Strategist, RuralRISE partner When someone mentions “rural” America, what’s the first thing you think of? Maybe it’s cattle, corn, and soy. Maybe it’s idyllic landscapes — mountain views, rushing rivers, and sunsets over an…

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Rural Women Entrepreneurs: Challenges and Opportunities

August 29, 2019 | Economic Development

The goal of this report published by the National Women’s Business Council (May, 8, 2019), is to inform and establish a baseline understanding of the dynamics of rural women entrepreneurs, comparing them to rural men entrepreneurs and non-rural women entrepreneurs. …

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Rural Prosperity Through the Arts & Creative Sector

August 29, 2019 | Economic Development

This action guide, released in 2019, offers research insights and lessons learned from states that are harnessing the power of the arts to drive rural prosperity. Produced by the National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices as a collaborative…

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Examining the Unique Opportunities & Challenges Facing Rural Small Businesses

August 29, 2019 | Economic Development

To better understand the state of rural small businesses, Small Business Majority conducted a three-pronged research project to explore the unique needs and challenges of small business owners in rural communities. We held focus groups with small business owners in…

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Building Rural Economies: Lewistown, Montana’s Transformation

August 26, 2019 | General RCAP News

https://www.rcac.org/videos/bre-lewistown-montanas-transformation/

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Conducting Water System Assessments under the Revised Total Coliform Rule

August 20, 2019 | General RCAP News

By: Brett Gleitsmann, Rural Development Specialist, RCAC Level 1 Assessments are a key component of the Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR), which came into effect in 2016. The goal was to build upon the existing Total Coliform Rule to improve…

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Straight From The TAP – Katrina Hiott

August 5, 2019 | Blog, General RCAP News

Katrina Hiott is a Rural Development Specialist with Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC), our Western RCAP.  She’s been with RCAC for one and a half years and is based out of Northern California.  Katrina Hiott (right) with fellow TAP, Mila…

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Straight From The TAP – Jascha Pettit

August 5, 2019 | Blog, General RCAP News

Jascha Pettit is a Technical Assistance Provider with Midwest Assistance Program (MAP). He has been part of the RCAP Network for three years and is based out of Minnesota. Jascha with his family. Prior to joining MAP, Jascha Pettit was…

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