RCAP assistance available for wastewater projects

The National Small Flows Clearinghouse (NSFC) now offers a fact sheet titled Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP) Help for Small Community Wastewater Projects.

MORGANTOWN, WV, November 13, 2001 -- The National Small Flows Clearinghouse (NSFC) now offers a fact sheet titled Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP) Help for Small Community Wastewater Projects.

This fact sheet describes RCAP, a national network of nonprofit organizations, and how they provide onsite technical assistance to communities to help them attain or maintain adequate wastewater treatment services.

The fact sheet discusses how-through a partnership agreement with the EPA-RCAP provides the appropriate financing, management, operation and maintenance, etc. through the Small Community Wastewater Project. The project addresses community-specific wastewater compliance problems, particularly compliance with the Clean Water Act requirements.

This fact sheet discusses funding for small community wastewater projects and provides a contact for more information. Developed by the EPA Office of Water, this two-page fact sheet may be helpful to state regulatory agency personnel, planners, managers, state and public health officials, contractors/developers, engineers, and the general public. The cost is 60 cents plus shipping.

To order, call the NSFC at (800) 624-8301 or (304) 293-4191, and request Item #WWFSFN32. You also may e-mail nsfc_orders@mail.nesc.wvu.edu.

Funded by the EPA, the NSFC is a nonprofit information and assistance program that helps homeowners and small communities identify appropriate wastewater treatment technologies.

The NSFC offers more than 450 free or low-cost products, including computer software and design manuals; Small Flows Quarterly, a magazine for the wastewater industry with nearly 45,000 subscribers; and Pipeline, a newsletter written for the general public with approximately 20,000 subscribers.

The NSFC maintains five databases with bibliographic, manufacturers and consultants, state regulations, health departments, and wastewater facilities information. For more information, visit our Web site at http://www.nsfc.wvu.edu.

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