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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RCAP Releases New Drinking Water Training Videos

August 13, 2015 | General RCAP News

RCAP is pleased to release a set of five new videos on drinking water operations best practices for maintaining compliance and protecting public health.  These videos were produced through a cooperative agreement with USEPA . Coliform Sampling Best Practices from RCAP…

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WaterSense Launches When In Drought Campaign

July 29, 2015 | Drought, EPA, General RCAP News

WaterSense, an EPA partnership program that offers people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes and services, has launched its When In Drought campaign. This campaign will amplify drought messaging in western states, and will create awareness that summer time is…

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EPA Webinar: Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule

July 16, 2015 | General RCAP News

On July 30th from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Eastern, EPA will hold a webinar to discuss the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2ESWTR). The 2nd round of LT2ESWTR source water monitoring has recently begun and all public water systems treating surface…

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On Parched Navajo Reservation, ‘Water Lady’ Brings Liquid Gold

July 16, 2015 | General RCAP News

From the NEW YORK TIMES:THOREAU, N.M. — The yellow truck slogged along the red-dirt roads in this impoverished corner of the Navajo reservation last week, its belly full of water — liquid gold in a treasure chest on wheels. The…

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In Drought, Puerto Rico Rations Water, Setting Off a Collection Frenzy

July 14, 2015 | General RCAP News

From the NEW YORK TIMES:"SAN JUAN, P.R. — On an island that is flirting with default, fending off comparisons to Greece and losing its people to the mainland, the biggest problem most people face is something more elemental — one…

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California’s rural poor hit hardest as massive drought makes remaining water toxic

July 9, 2015 | General RCAP News

From the Washington Post:California’s rural poor hit hardest as massive drought makes remaining water toxic"For many Californians, the state’s long drought has meant small inconveniences such as shorter showers and restrictions on watering lawns. But in two rural valleys, the…

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New EPA Video: Science Safeguards Drinking Water from Harmful Algal Blooms

June 11, 2015 | General RCAP News

Toxins from harmful algal blooms are increasingly contaminating source waters, as well as the drinking water treatment facilities that source waters supply. EPA researchers are helping the treatment facilities find safe, cost effective ways to remove the toxins and keep…

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RCAP Releases 2014 Annual Report

June 8, 2015 | General RCAP News

Letter from the Executive DirectorOn behalf of the Board of Directors of the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) I am happy to present this annual report for 2014. This past year was one filled with significant accomplishments and new programs…

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Webinar on June 30 on Biological and Microbial Aspects of Septic System Pollution

June 5, 2015 | General RCAP News

On June 30th from 2-3:00 p.m. Eastern, EPA will hold its sixth webinar in a monthly webinar series discussing challenges and treatment solutions for small drinking water and wastewater systems. EPA is committed to helping state and local personnel, as well as…

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