The online RCAP Resources Library has a variety of resources that are useful to small, rural drinking water and wastewater systems.

Title Audience Source Topic Format
Emergency-Preparedness & Security Checklist Board/council member, Mayor/town manager/elected official (local), Operator, Plant manager RCAP Security/emergency-response planning Checklist/how-to
10 Ways to Prepare for a Drought-Related Water Shortage Board/council member, Mayor/town manager/elected official (local), Operator, Plant manager RCAP Conservation, Customer relations/service, Planning, Security/emergency-response planning, Source water Checklist/how-to
Affordability and Capacity Issues of Small Water and Wastewater Systems: A Case for Regionalization of Small Systems Board/council member, Mayor/town manager/elected official (local), Plant manager, State/federal decision-maker RCAP Planning, Regional cooperation Policy paper/study/analysis
USDA Rural Utilities Service Borrower’s Guide: A How-to for Water and Wastewater Loans from USDA Rural Development Financial manager/accountant/bookkeeper RCAP Borrowing, Construction, Finance, Loans/grants, Management, Reporting Printed guide
Sustainable Infrastructure for Small System Public Services: A Planning and Resource Guide Board/council member, Mayor/town manager/elected official (local), Operator, Plant manager RCAP Construction, Energy use, Infrastructure, Management, Operations - technical operations of facilities and infrastructure, Planning Printed guide
Getting Your Project to Flow Smoothly: A Guide to Developing Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Board/council member, Financial manager/accountant/bookkeeper, Plant manager RCAP Board/council, Borrowing, Construction, Finance, Infrastructure, Loans/grants, Management, Operations - technical operations of facilities and infrastructure, Planning Printed guide
A Drop of Knowledge: The Non-Operator’s Guide to Wastewater Systems Board/council member, Customers/public, Financial manager/accountant/bookkeeper RCAP N / A Printed guide
A Drop of Knowledge: The Non-Operator’s Guide to Drinking Water Systems Board/council member, Customers/public, Financial manager/accountant/bookkeeper RCAP Operations - technical operations of facilities and infrastructure Printed guide