Urban Americans usually take water lines, sewer systems, and trash removal for granted. Rural residents cannot always count on having the same infrastructure available. Rural households experience problems with water quantity and availability. Many of rural America's water and sewer systems do not meet federal standards, and numerous rural communities lack treatment facilities of any sort.
This part of the Rural Housing and Economic Development Gateway site will provide funding summaries and case studies for users to learn more about rural infrastructure funding opportunities and the experiences of other communities that have improved their infrastructure.
For more detailed information on rural infrastructure issues, visit the Rural Community Assistance Program website.
The Safe Drinking Water Trust
This is a program of the Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP). The RCAP national office engages in applied research, policy development, public education, and advocacy on rural issues, especially with respect to community infrastructure.