💧 Asset Management for Water and Wastewater Utilities (PA)

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This two-day training program was developed by RCAP Solutions to help water and wastewater utilities learning about Asset Management Programs, Develop a Capital Budget, Maintenance Scheduling and Budgeting, Implementation and Program Review. This workshop is made possible by funding through the U.S. EPA and RCAP Solutions. Course is only approved for TCHs to those holding PA Client IDs.

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Math is an integral part of drinking water and wastewater operations and is often one of the hardest topics to master. This course will review basic math concepts, tactics for solving problems, and provide practice applying the concepts to solve examples.

‘Twas Mid December at RCAP Solutions…

Click here to watch our holiday video!

‘Twas Mid-December and all through the skies,
RCAP teams with care and wise.
In every office, staff worked with glee,
Offering essential aid, as busy as can be.

The needy many, deserving of cheer,
In this season of giving, their hopes draw near.
For when the demand rises, so great and so clear,
RCAP’s dedication shines, year after year.

In our Housing Consumer Education Center,
We make sure every client has a supportive mentor,
To assist in all aspects of home ownership and leasing,
In case you should see a problem increasing,
If a concern should arise, there’s lending or training,
Should you find your bank account suddenly draining.

With Subsidized Housing, we help pay the rent,
Offering programs for both landlord and tenant.
Everyone deserves a safe home and a bed,
Where each family member can rest their head.
We can also assist with housing mobility,
And case management for economic stability.

Our Housing for Seniors and the Mobility Impaired,
Offers features and services that can’t be compared.
Our professional staff is supportive and giving,
With countless services for independent living.
For those who reside in RCAP’s great care,
Our teams will provide for ALL who live there.

Our Environmental Crew work with communities to ensure,
The water that pours from the tap is pure.
From Maine to Pennsylvania, we offer technical assistance,
For those in rural regions, we’ll travel the distance.
Whether it’s wastewater, mapping, training, and more,
We’ll assess your infrastructure, and help settle the score.

The Caribbean Team helps the islands with pollution,
Teaching about recycling, and solid waste solutions.
We offer disaster planning, and prepare for the future,
Should climate change impact your region and need suture.
Financial assistance for septic or well repair,
We’re here for our communities, never despair!

Here in Massachusetts, we’re Advocating for Change,
For private well homeowners, who may need a range,
Of regulations for education, testing, and support,
Should their water tests come up short,
And need repair to keep families in good health,
For every resident, across the Commonwealth.

Our Administrative Staff provides support to our programs,
IT keeps us online, and safely protected from scams.
Finance cuts checks and keeps the books in balance,
HR supports the organization, hiring people with talents.
Marketing ensures the public is in the know,
And Development guarantees that funding won’t slow.

In the Northeast our influence spreads, far and wide in stride,
In Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands, forever shall we reside.
Fostering community’s power, potential, a bond we unify,
In this commitment, our focus and unity lie.

Nurturing strength, resilience, and confidence, our gift to bestow,
Supporting individuals, families, communities, helping them grow.

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Through this two-part instructional training, we aim to advance the knowledge and skills of utilities in regard to water auditing and leakage management.

This is a two-part instructional training; “Water Audits” will take place on Wednesday, April 10 from 8:30 AM – 3:15 PM and “Leakage Management” will take place on Wednesday, April 17 from 8:30 AM – 3:15 PM (registration begins at 8:00 AM on both days) at the Hampton Inn Altoona, 80 Charlotte Drive, Altoona, PA 16601.

Please Note: These are standalone workshops, so you may attend one or both days. However, if you have not conducted a water audit at your utility, we highly recommend attending the “Water Audits” session first.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Amy Forsha, Pennsylvania State Manager, via email: aforsha@rcapsolutions.org or phone: (724) 840-8761

Thank you to our generous food sponsor, Larson Design Group!

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Through this three-part instructional training, we aim to advance the knowledge and skills of utilities in regard to water auditing and leakage management.
 
Please note, this is a three-part instructional training running from 8:30 AM – 3:45 PM on October 11, November 1, and November 15. These are standalone workshops, so you may attend one, two, or all three days. However, if you have not conducted a water audit at your utility, we highly recommend attending the “Water Loss Auditing” session first.
 

REGISTER HERE!
 
Through this three-part instructional training, we aim to advance the knowledge and skills of utilities in regard to water auditing and leakage management.
 
Please note, this is a three-part instructional training running from 8:30 AM – 3:45 PM on October 11, November 1, and November 15. These are standalone workshops, so you may attend one, two, or all three days. However, if you have not conducted a water audit at your utility, we highly recommend attending the “Water Loss Auditing” session first.
 

REGISTER HERE!
 
Through this three-part instructional training, we aim to advance the knowledge and skills of utilities in regard to water auditing and leakage management.
 
Please note, this is a three-part instructional training running from 8:30 AM – 3:45 PM on October 11, November 1, and November 15. These are standalone workshops, so you may attend one, two, or all three days. However, if you have not conducted a water audit at your utility, we highly recommend attending the “Water Loss Auditing” session first.
 

RCAP Solutions, the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP), the Chris Long Foundation, and Liquid I.V. Host Event with Scranton School District

Scranton, Pennsylvania (May 18, 2023) – Students, teachers, and administrators gathered today at Isaac Tripp Elementary School to celebrate the installation of twenty water bottle filling stations throughout the Scranton School District, receive reusable water bottles to help students stay hydrated in the classroom and on the field, and to learn about water quality issues and healthy beverage choices.

The event was hosted by the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP), its Northeast and Caribbean partner, RCAP Solutions, and the Scranton School District, as part of the Agua4All program. Funding for the bottles and filling stations was provided by the Chris Long Foundation’s HometownH2O program and Liquid I.V., the number one powdered hydration brand in the United States.

Two-time Super Bowl Champion and Walter Payton Man of the Year Chris Long, stated, “Clean water shouldn’t be seen as a luxury. It’s a basic human right.” He also stated that this “investment in your hydration is not only ensuring that you have access to clean water; it’s also setting you up for success . That’s what HometownH2O is all about.”

“We at RCAP Solutions are so happy for the students, teachers, and staff, to be able to take advantage of the bottle filling stations,” said Sukhwindar Singh, Pennsylvania State Manager at RCAP Solutions, who has been working with the school district to set up the program, “We acknowledge the Scranton School District, RCAP, RCAP Solutions, the Chris Long Foundation, and Liquid I.V. for this partnership to deliver safe water to the district.”

“We here at the Scranton School District are grateful and appreciative of RCAP Solutions, The Chris Long Foundation, and Liquid I.V. for their generous donation,” the school district said in a statement. “The well-being of our students is our number one priority, and with that comes making sure our students are hydrated and healthy with access to continual access to clean water.”

Liquid I.V., a wellness company based in California, provided funding for the bottle filling stations, and donated 14,400 servings of their powdered electrolyte hydration sticks for the Scranton School District Community. Liquid I.V. can also be found in major retailers nationwide.

Agua4All raises awareness about the importance of safe drinking water, funds water bottle filling stations and water fountain replacements, water treatment where necessary, reusable water bottles, and provides school and community education on local water quality issues and the importance of drinking water for improved health. It was launched in 2014 by the western RCAP, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC), with support from The California Endowment. It has since grown to provide increased access to and consumption of safe drinking water to schools in ten states across the country. The program has included the installation of more than 500 bottle filling stations. Through the partnership with the Chris Long Foundation, RCAP and its regional partners expanded the program in recent years to Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Texas, Alabama, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana. Thanks to the generous support of Liquid I.V., schools in Michigan and Pennsylvania have been brought into the program this year.

RCAP looks forward to connecting with students, teachers, administrators, agencies, local government, and other non-profit partners to build greater awareness around the importance of safe drinking water and how Agua4All can help.

About RCAP:
The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) is a national network of non-profit partners working to provide technical assistance, training, resources, and support to rural communities a across every state, the U.S. territories, and Tribal lands. Through RCAP’s regional partners, more than 350 technical assistance providers (TAPs) build long-term, trusted relationships with thousands of communities across the country.

About RCAP Solutions:
RCAP Solutions is an integrated community development corporation working with a multi-faceted suite of services in communities throughout the northeastern part of the U.S. and the Caribbean. Established in 1969 (as Rural Housing Improvement), RCAP Solutions has supported the power and potential of communities for over half a century as strategists of community-wide well-being. Our mission is to foster personal and public self-reliance and improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and the communities in which they live. For more information, please visit www.rcapsolutions.org.

About the Chris Long Foundation and Waterboys
The Chris Long Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded by two-time Super Bowl Champion and 2018 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, Chris Long. We mobilize champions, service providers, and experts to help communities access clean water, address basic needs for youth and families, and inspire others to make an impact at home and abroad. Our vision is access and opportunity everywhere. To date, the Waterboys initiative has provided clean water to over 550,000 people in need at home and abroad. Visit chrislongfoundation.org and waterboys.org to learn more.

About Liquid I.V.:
Liquid I.V. is a wellness company based in Los Angeles, CA, created to fuel life’s adventures. The product line features great-tasting, non-GMO electrolyte drink mixes made in the USA utilizing Cellular Transport Technology (CTT)® to enhance rapid absorption of water and other key ingredients into the body. As a purpose-driven brand, giving back is at the core of Liquid I.V.’s DNA, to date we’ve donated over 39 million servings to people in need around the globe. We are committed to donating a total of 150 million servings by 2032.  Liquid I.V. is available online and in-store at retailers across the United States. The Hydration Multiplier, Liquid I.V.’s hero product, is available in a variety of core flavors including Lemon Lime, Strawberry, Concord Grape, Golden Cherry, Passion Fruit, and more. To learn more, visit www.liquid-iv.com and follow @liquidiv on Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, and Twitter.