The Politics of Drinking Water

December 30, 2014 | General RCAP News

"Hydration isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity. Providing access to clean water is a fundamental measure of effective government. When water goes bad, so do political relations," reads a recent Atlantic article titled the Politics of Drinking Water."Most Americans take…

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Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act

December 16, 2014 | General RCAP News

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act. The Act was passed to protect public health by regulating the nation's public drinking water supply. We have made great progress over the past 40 years, but many challenges remain.…

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UC Davis study links water quality and obesity

December 15, 2014 | General RCAP News

A new study from the Center for Poverty Research at UC Davis finds that low-quality drinking water is a potential barrier to reducing the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages in high-poverty rural immigrant communities. Key FactsMany water systems serving low-income immigrant…

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60 Minutes reports on new evidence of groundwater depletion

November 17, 2014 | General RCAP News

60 Minutes' Lesley Stahl reports on disturbing new evidence that the planet's groundwater is being depleted much faster than it can be replenished.Click here to view the video.

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SERCAP partners with Tri-County Community Action Agency to implement Watershed Improvement Plan

November 4, 2014 | General RCAP News

SERCAP is partnering with Tri-County Community Action Agency in Halifax County to implement the Watershed Improvements Plan for the Banister River watershed. SERCAP’s focus is to assist the team with workshops in the community targeting residences with failing septic systems…

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USDA Announces Funding to Improve Rural Water Systems Nationwide and Upgrade Water Infrastructure in Rural Alaska Villages

October 29, 2014 | Board Training, Rates

USDA has announced more than $352 million in loans and grants to upgrade rural water and wastewater systems nationwide as well as make improvements in rural Alaska villages.  We are pleased to see that many of these grant and loan…

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Johnson Foundation Report Assess the Condition of US Water Systems and Recommends Course of Action

October 21, 2014 | General RCAP News

"Without significant changes, existing water systems will soon no longer be able to provide the services that citizens have come to expect. Recent water crises have illustrated that the economic and social consequences of inaction are far too great for…

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Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts Awards RCAP Solutions $60,000

October 17, 2014 | General RCAP News

GoLocalWorcester Reports:"The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts has announced five activation fund grants to area organizations totaling more than $350,000.These grants will support a wide range of projects throughout Central Massachusetts, from work on area water systems to two grants…

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Resources for Emergency/Incident Planning, Response, and Recovery from EPA

October 16, 2014 | General RCAP News

EPA has developed a variety of guidance documents and other informative resources to support drinking water and wastewater utility preparedness, response and recovery. As demonstrated by the graphic above, being ready to respond to an incident requires a continuous cycle…

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Community Resource Group and alt.Consulting Merge

October 2, 2014 | General RCAP News

Media Release: Oct. 1, 2014Contact:Deborah TempleW 870-535-0011M 870-403-3285Deborah.Temple@communitiesU.org    Communities Unlimited will build sustainable economies, fight persistent povertyTwo Arkansas-based organizations merge to offer expanded vision for regional growth  Pine Bluff, Ark.,(Oct. 1, 2014)- An innovative, new nonprofit based in Arkansas will work with…

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