The Partners

Meet The SMART About Water Team

SMART About Water is a collaborative effort between the National Environmental Services Center at West Virginia University (WVU), and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership, under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water.

NESC LogoThe National Environmental Services Center (NESC)—through its signature programs the National Small Flows Clearinghouse, the National Drinking Water Clearinghouse, and the National Environmental Training Center for Small Communities—assists small and rural communities with their drinking water and wastewater problems. With a staff of environmental specialists, engineers, certified operators, writers, editors, and trainers, NESC helps these under-served communities find solutions to the environmental problems they face. We offer toll-free technical assistance; free subscriptions to our magazines and newsletters; a comprehensive Web site including online discussion groups; databases with thousands of entries, searchable online; training sessions and materials; and more than 1,000 free and low-cost educational products. The NESC is located at at WVU.

Learn more about NESC by calling (304) 293-4191. or by visiting our Web site at

RCAPLogoThe Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) operates as a national service delivery network of six regional partners and a national office in Washington, D.C. RCAP and its regional partners help to connect rural communities, as well as Native American and tribal communities, with the resources they need to obtain the quality of life they want and to meet the requirements of federal laws and regulations. RCAP works to improve the quality of life in rural communities by providing on-site training and technical assistance services on environmental, infrastructure and developmental issues.

Learn more about RCAP by calling (800) 321-7227 or by visiting their Web site at

EPA LogoThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (OGWDW), together with states, tribes, and its many partners, protects public health by ensuring safe drinking water and protecting ground water. OGWDW, along with EPA's 10 regional drinking water programs, oversees implementation of the Safe Drinking Water Act, which is the national law safeguarding tap water in America.

Learn more about OGDW by calling (202) 564-3750 or by visiting their Web site at

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