SERCAP Programs – Water

Technical Assistance

SERCAP PROGRAMS – WATERWater

SERCAP’s dedicated staff provide long-term technical assistance to communities with Drinking Water System Problems. Priority is given to projects with communities served by Small Rural Water Systems (populations of 3,300 or less) or Very Small Rural Water Systems (populations of 500 or less).

Technical Assistance for Small and Very Small Rural Water Systems is available in All Seven (7) States in SERCAP’s service region, (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida).

Wastewater

SERCAP’s dedicated staff provide technical assistance to communities with wastewater problems. The main focus of SERCAP’s Wastewater Technical Assistance is to assist communities in addressing regulatory concerns, small systems with operation and maintenance problems, communities violating their discharge permits, and/or communities needing to upgrade their wastewater treatment and/or collection facilities to meet Clean Water Act requirements. SERCAP’s Wastewater Technical Assistance addresses a broad range of problems, including: management, financing, construction, operations, lack of institutional capacity to implement facility improvements, facility maintenance, and watershed pollution threats.

Technical Assistance for Wastewater Facilities is available in All Seven (7) States in SERCAP’s service region, (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida).

Southeast RCAP Solid Waste ProjectSolid Waste

SERCAP’s dedicated staff provide technical assistance to community Solid Waste Facilities. SERCAP’s Solid Waste Technical Assistance primarily focuses on increasing community recycling rates, lowering costs of trash collection, and properly disposing of hazardous waste items.

Technical Assistance for Solid Waste Facilities is available in Delaware, South Carolina, and Florida.

Other Technical Assistance

SERCAP’s dedicated staff provide other forms of Technical Assistance to community water and wastewater systems, including: rate and fee structure analysis, process control, sampling, record keeping and reporting, regulatory compliance assistance coordinated with state and federal agencies, system-leak and loss detection, smoke testing sewer lines to determine sources of storm-water inflow and infiltration, and aids communities in developing the capability and expertise to establish and maintain affordable water and wastewater treatment facilities.

SERCAP’s Other Technical Assistance Services are available in All Seven (7) States in SERCAP’s service region, (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida).

Southeast RCAP Water ProgramsTraining

SERCAP provides training to groups about organization and community involvement in all areas of water and wastewater development. Small water and wastewater board members are trained in all aspects of operating, financing, and maintaining sustainable systems.

SERCAP’s Training is available in All Seven (7) States in SERCAP’s service region, (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida).

Financial Assistance

Facilities Development Grants

SERCAP’s Facilities Development Grants provide funding to Communities for Water, Wastewater, and other Community Development projects.

SERCAP’s Facilities Development Grants are only available in Virginia, at this time.

Miscellaneous Grants

SERCAP’s Miscellaneous Grant Program is intended to provide financial assistance to residents of rural Virginia to address water and wastewater issues to improve their quality of life. The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) provides funding to SERCAP to assist community action agencies and other nonprofit organizations to ensure that the Individual Miscellaneous Grant assistance and Services are available to citizens in every jurisdiction in Virginia.

SERCAP’s Miscellaneous Grants are only available in Virginia, at this time.