Midwest Assistance Program (MAP) has been helping communities and tribal nations find solutions to their infrastructure and development needs through information, resource management, expertise, and technical assistance since 1979. MAP provides solutions to rural communities and tribal nations each year in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Communities are revitalized through help from MAP which then strengthens the future and vitality of rural America.
As a 501c(3) non-profit organization, 100% of your donation to MAP is tax-deductible as a charitable contribution. Please mail donations to our central office. (Click Here)
EPA Corrects the Record after Reckless Reporting on Temporary Compliance Guidance
March 30, 2020 News Release excerpt from the Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
WASHINGTON (March 30, 2020) — The mission of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to protect human health and the environment, and during this time of unprecedented public health concerns, that mission is even more critical. On March 26, EPA released a temporary policy regarding the agency's enforcement of environmental legal obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic. This temporary policy is not a license to pollute. READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE
New Resources for Water & Wastewater Operators!
Water and wastewater operators can now access thousands of tools and resources tailored to small community needs at WaterOperator.org. Originally launched in 2010 under the name SmallWaterSupply.org, the mobile-friendly web portal includes technical documents, links to training opportunities, information on tribal assistance providers and certification program resources.
The Individual Well Program (IWP) is funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency on a national scale to develop and utilize a new assessment tool and host educational workshops on how to identify potential well issues, including contamination threats. MAP will provide assistance and essential tools needed to protect and improve the water quality of wells in unregulated well owner communities. For more information about private wells, Click Here.
How Do We Get Clean, Safe Water?
Despite using and benefitting from drinking water and wastewater systems multiple times every day, most of us don't even think about or know how these systems work. It takes a lot, in terms of natural, human, financial and other resources, as well as physical, chemical and biological processes, to bring clean, safe drinking water to your home or to deal with the waste you produce from a toilet or washing machine. RCAP has created animated diagrams with short videos to explain some of what is required in treating water. The videos are meant to make non-operators more comfortable with the vocabulary and terms that a plant's operator uses and to help a utility's decision makers understand what is required to operate a dependable and sustainable water utility. Here is a link to RCAP's video channel on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/134849908
What are biosolids and what are the benefits of utilizing land application of biosolids? Biosolds are a nutrient-rich organic soil-like residue of materials that are removed from the mechanical treatment of wastewater. When these raw solids have undergone additional treatment... To Keep Reading, Click Here.
Surface Water Treatment Rule
One of our staff, Brian Day, was featured in the newest addition of A Drop of Knowledge RCAP Publication talking about the Surface Water Treatment Rule. To read more, please click here.
New Job Posting
MAP is seeking Project Managers/Technical Assistance Providers with strong water operator and wastewater operator skills/experience. See job description in Employment section.
CURRENT JOB OPENINGS:
Project Managers/Technical Assistance Providers in Montana, and South Dakota with water operator skills/experience
Submission: E-mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or send via US Mail to: Midwest Assistance Program, Attn: Human Resources, 303 N. Market St., Suite 2, Maryville, MO 64468
Midwest Assistance Program, Inc. is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
The Spring 2020 Source is now available!