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Resources by Topic: Infrastructure

Building the Capacity of Drinking Water Systems
Resources and information to support small water systems, serving 10,000 or fewer people. Topics addressed include capacity-building, regulation compliance, and funding.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Social Determinants of Health for Rural People Topic Guide
Information, resources, and frequently asked questions regarding health inequities that rural residents experience, related to a variety of factors that make up the social determinants of health.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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EPA's Study of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas and Its Potential Impact on Drinking Water Resources
Provides access to information on an EPA study examining the relationship between hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and drinking water. Includes access to findings from the study addressing how rural communities' drinking water may be impacted.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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EPA Enforcement and Compliance History Online
Access to community-level information on facilities and their compliance with environmental regulations. Includes information on air emissions, surface water discharges, hazardous waste, and drinking water systems.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Analyze Trends: EPA/State Drinking Water Dashboard
Access to data on public water systems regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act program. Includes information on which public water systems are regulated, inspections, violations, and enforcement actions. To access information on specific water systems, select a state and then click Export under each chart to see which systems have been inspected, have violations, and so on.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Affordability and Capacity Issues of Small Water and Wastewater Systems: A Case for Regionalization of Small Systems
Reports on how small towns can provide water and wastewater services and discusses the challenges in developing and maintaining them. Includes a case study and provides policy recommendations.
Author(s): Deb Martin
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Community Assistance Partnership
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Rural Connections
Published twice a year, each issue focuses on a particular topic of interest to residents in the Western U.S. Contributors include researchers, faculty, and professionals throughout the nation. Examples of past topics include health communities, water, food security, sustainability, renewable energy, and emergency preparedness.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: Western Rural Development Center
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Rural Community Assistance Corporation: Rural Stories
Shares stories of rural communities working together to overcome major challenges. Project topics include infrastructure, housing, disaster relief, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Community Assistance Corporation
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Rural Matters
Newsletter focused on environmental and infrastructure development issues facing rural communities related to water and wastewater systems.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: Rural Community Assistance Partnership
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FHWA Rural & Small Community Transportation Planning
Provides information resources to support transportation planning in small and rural communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Federal Highway Administration
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