Scott Mueller,Â Director of Community Resources &Â Chief Rural Affairs Officer
Rural communities across the country are all experiencing challenges with keeping their localities clean, healthy, and economically vibrant.Â This past year has certainly shown that the federal and state governments are tightening the purse strings further impacting local communities, but in particular the small rural communities.
RCAP Solutions Community Resources Program focuses on providing technical assistance at the local level to these smaller underserved communitiesÂ focusing on providing Technical, Managerial, and Financial [TMF]Â technical assistanceÂ to those seeking to build capacity in these areas at the local level.
In particular one area which has shown to be of great benefit toÂ communities is in the area of Water and Wastewater Asset ManagementÂ Planning [AMP] and Effective Utility Management [EUM].Â Â In order support or bolster any local economy it is important toÂ haveÂ the necessary infrastructure to support its existing workforce, businesses, and in many cases tourism economies which demands clean water.
The current trend is to operate and maintain existing systems in a long term and sustainable approach and there are manyÂ approaches smaller communities can take towards this end as the monies from the federal and state entities are shrinking.Â As such the responsibility for community systems are ultimately lying with the community itself.Â This can often be a daunting responsibility and we are here to help communities through this process.
RCAP Solutions is pleased toÂ be able toÂ again this year offerÂ in many cases free technical assistance in these areas to those communities which qualify.Â Â We also provide an array of other Direct Service ContractÂ services to those seeking special and individualized services.
We wish all communities the best in the upcoming year and to find out more information as toÂ our programs and services please contact Scott Mueller, Director of Community Services and Chief Rural affairs officer at 315-482-2756 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.