RCAP Issues Strong Endorsement of Bipartisan Senate Water Bill

May 4, 2016 | EPA, General RCAP News, Water

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 29, 2016 WASHINGTON, DC- This week, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, approved the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). Introduced by Senators Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and Barbra Boxer (D-CA), WRDA is the biggest overhaul…

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White House to Host Water Summit on Building a Sustainable Water Future in the United States

March 21, 2016 | EPA

On Tuesday, March 22, 2016 – World Water Day – the Administration will host a White House Water Summit to raise awareness of the national importance of water, and to highlight new commitments and announcements that the Administration and non-federal…

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EPA Releases the Drought Response and Recovery Guide for Water Utilities

March 17, 2016 | Drought, EPA, General RCAP News

EPA's Drought Response and Recovery Guide for Water Utilities is based on lessons learned from seven drought-impacted case study utilities. The interactive guide features worksheets, best practices, videos and key resources that outline emergency response actions that also build long…

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EPA Launches Visualize Your Water Challenge to Find Solutions to Nutrient Pollution

January 19, 2016 | General RCAP News

Nutrient pollution is one of America’s most widespread and costly environmental problems. EPA, the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Department of Education, the Great Lakes Observing System, and Esri have come together to launch the Visualize Your Water challenge. This…

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EPA Survey Shows $271 Billion Needed for Nation’s Wastewater Infrastructure

January 13, 2016 | General RCAP News

EPA News Release- January 13, 2015WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released a survey showing that $271 billion is needed to maintain and improve the nation’s wastewater infrastructure, including the pipes that carry wastewater to treatment plants,…

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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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