We provide training for municipal boards and operators of drinking water and wastewater treatment systems.

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Technical Assistance

We provide technical assistance to help communities improve the management and operations of water and wastewater systems.

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Management & Financing

We work with communities to maintain existing water and sewer infrastructure, extend the useful life, and plan for future projects.

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Who We Are

The Michigan Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP) is a nonprofit that provides consulting services to help rural communities address management and operations' needs for drinking water and wastewater treatment systems.  We assist communities with the technical, managerial, and financial aspects of the water and wastewater treatment business.

Michigan RCAP is part of the seven-state Great Lakes RCAP network (Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, and Wisconsin) that provides technical assistance to communities under 10,000 in population.  Many of our client communities serve only a few hundred people, or are rural areas in need of drinking water or wastewater treatment service.

Michigan RCAP receives competitive grants from the USEPA, USDA RD, and Health and Human Services that allow us to provide services to communities at no cost.  In addition, we provide low cost fee-for-service for GIS, asset management plans, and energy audits.


How Can We Help You...

Whether you need help applying for project funding, or you need a rate analysis, GIS, or an asset management plan for your drinking water or wastewater treatment system, we can provide the service.