Washington, D.C. (November 8, 2018) – The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) announced today during the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (U.S. EPA) Partnerships Information Network Webinar that it will expand work on projects focused on regionalization, including additional research and technical assistance.
Support for this work comes from Spring Point Partners, a Philadelphia-based social impact venture that advances several social causes, including community water sustainability. RCAP will continue its active work on regionalization opportunities in rural America, including additional research, case studies and events to provide policymakers and communities with information on regionalization opportunities.
Thanks to this partnership, RCAP will be producing additional research focusing on policy and regionalization options available to communities. RCAP will present case studies and successful implementation to communities to help them better understand regionalization for small systems and what could work for them. RCAP will also hold a national event in Washington, D.C. highlighting the importance of regionalization, bringing together both policymakers and community members.
RCAP will also be providing technical assistance around regionalization to community leaders through tools and on-site trainings to ensure the success of their water systems. This work will also create a collaborative regionalization team across the RCAP network to share information and ensure that this work is replicated across the country.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Spring Point Partners on this project. With 55% of the country’s water systems supporting communities of 500 or less, regionalization opportunities are vital to ensuring that small communities can continue to provide safe drinking water.” says Nathan Ohle, Executive Director of RCAP. “Regionalization strategies run a full spectrum of opportunities, and helping communities understand the full range of opportunities is at the core of the work we do every day.”
RCAP is a national non-profit network providing opportunity, assistance, and practical guidance to small communities in all fifty states, U.S. territories, and tribal lands to ensure access to safe drinking water, sanitary wastewater disposal, and economic prosperity for all of rural America. To learn more about RCAP, visit www.rcap.org.
Media Contact: Spenser Wempe
Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Inc.