The Water We Drink: Small Community Outreach Campaign
This project offers free articles and educational resources about maintaining safe, sustainable, and secure water supplies in small and rural communities. We encourage you to reprint, distribute, and use the articles and resources in your newsletters, magazines, and communication and education efforts. The Water We Drink’s goal is to help increase awareness about crucial water issues, especially among rural and small community decision-makers and water and wastewater board members.
The Water We Drink is a project of the National Environmental Services Center (NESC) and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service. In past years (2007-2011), The Water We Drink was a joint effort of NESC and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership, and was funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Community Services.
NESC (www.nesc.wvu.edu) - The National Environmental Services Center is a federally funded program that provides free and low-cost information; technical assistance via toll-free telephone; magazines and newsletters; training; and educational products specifically designed to address drinking water and wastewater issues of concern to small and rural communities.
Original "Water We Drink" Partners and Sponsors
RCAP (www.rcap.org) - The Rural Community Assistance Partnership is a non-profit that provides water and wastewater training and assistance to rural communities and tribes. RCAP has more than 150 field staff, including treatment plant operators, engineers, and management specialists assisting more than 2,000 small rural communities in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
DHHS/OCS (www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/) - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Community Services works in partnership with states, communities, and other agencies to provide a range of human and economic development services and activities which ameliorate the causes and characteristics of poverty and otherwise assist persons in need. The 2007-2011 Water We Drink project was made possible by Grant Number 90EF0066. Contents of Water We Drink resources are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the DHHS/OCS.