New EPA Computer Training Helps Water and Wastewater Utilities Build Resilience

December 17, 2015 | General RCAP News

EPA’s new Water/Wastewater All-Hazard Boot Camp Training is a comprehensive computer-based course incorporates emergency planning, response, and recovery activities into an all-hazard management program for water utilities. The training covers several topics including: identifying and funding potential hazard mitigation projects,…

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Legislation to Support Small Water Systems Signed Into Law

December 16, 2015 | General RCAP News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 16, 2015 President Obama signs the Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water System Assistance ActWASHINGTON, DC- On Friday, President Obama signed into law S. 611, the Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Assistance Act. The bill, sponsored…

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EPA Releases Strategic Plan for Protecting Drinking Water from Harmful Algal Blooms

December 2, 2015 | General RCAP News

Harmful algal blooms and their associated toxins pose a risk to drinking water quality. EPA has released a  comprehensive strategic plan outlining  actions to address algal toxins in drinking water. Solving the challenge of algal toxins in drinking water will…

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In Memoriam: Larry Wayne Wallace

December 2, 2015 | General RCAP News

Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project lost a dear colleague and friend with the passing of Larry Wallace on Thanksgiving.Larry was SERCAP’s Virginia State Program Manager, directing a staff of technical specialists and managing programs and services for water and sewer…

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EPA Webinar on November 3 on Winter O&M for Green Infrastructure

October 22, 2015 | General RCAP News

EPA will host a webcast on Nov. 3 from 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern titled “Winter O&M for Green Infrastructure.” Operations and maintenance (O&M) is critical to green infrastructure’s long-term effectiveness. Wet weather in colder climates often presents maintenance challenges -- from…

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RCAP releases assessment of water and wastewater needs on US-Mexico border

October 14, 2015 | General RCAP News

Training, Technical Assistance, and Funding Needed for Border Communities to Meet Basic NeedsRCAP releases assessment of water and wastewater needs on US-Mexico border WASHINGTON, DC- The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) has assessed the state of water and wastewater availability on the…

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Webcast on Oct. 15 on Implementing Low-Cost Modifications to Improve Nutrient Reduction at Wastewater Treatment Plants

October 6, 2015 | General RCAP News

 EPA will hold a webcast on October 15 at 1:00pm Eastern on a recently released draft report on “Case Studies on Implementing Low-Cost Modifications to Improve Nutrient Reduction at Wastewater Treatment Plants.” The recent EPA draft report showcases a number…

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EPA Designates September 21-25 as SepticSmart Week

September 25, 2015 | General RCAP News

EPA Designates September 21-25 as SepticSmart WeekFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEEPA has designated September 21-25, 2015, as SepticSmart Week. In recognition of this event, EPA and its state, local and industry partners are working around the country to help raise awareness about…

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EPA Launches New CWSRF Website

August 18, 2015 | General RCAP News

Over its lifetime, EPA’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund has provided more than $105 billion of financing for water infrastructure projects. This state-federal partnership program has provided almost 35,000 loans for communities of all kinds nationwide. Now the CWSRF has…

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Updated Data Now Available in EPA’s Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution Data Access Tool (NPDAT)

August 14, 2015 | General RCAP News

EPA has added updated data in the NPDAT, a tool intended to help states develop effective nitrogen and phosphorus source reduction strategies. The data layer “Facilities Likely to Discharge Nitrogen/Phosphorus (N/P) to Water” now provides information on N/P discharges from…

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