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Well Water vs Public Water

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At SERCAP, we are dedicated to ensuring that all residents of the southeastern United States have adequate access to clean, safe drinking water. For some residents, that starts with a properly-functioning well.

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SERCAP in Action

Here at SERCAP, our mission is to improve the quality of life for low-income individuals by promoting affordable water and wastewater facilities, community development, environmental health, and economic self-sufficiency. In order to do so, we encourage donations through our Water is Life Fund. The generosity of our supporters makes the incredible work we do possible, and helps us change the lives of those in our communities.

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What's New at SERCAP?

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What’s happening at SERCAP? A lot of excitement! We have an exciting staff announcement to share with you, and we are also approaching an exciting milestone!

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Meet Pat Walker

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Pat Walker, the State Manager for South Carolina, has a special connection to the Palmetto State. He has spent his entire life living, learning and working in South Carolina. “I was born in Greer, grew up in Spartanburg, went to Clemson University, and worked for 35 years for the state of South Carolina,” he said. Being able to serve his fellow South Carolinians had always been Pat’s dream, and through SERCAP, he’s able to do just that.

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Meet Russ Rice

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For Russ Rice, answering the question, “Why do you come to work each day?” is easy. “People are the most important thing,” he says, “and when you’re lucky enough to find a job that lets you help people in significant ways, then you get to live out the old adage of ‘choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.’” Russ joined the SERCAP team in 2002 as a grant writer, transitioned to Director of Regional Programs, and has been the Director of Planning & Development since 2011.

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Home Maintenance Tips

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It’s finally starting to feel like spring. As the weather is warming, we are getting excited for barbeques, pool days, and trips to the beach. The warm spring and summer months are also a great time of year to catch up on some home maintenance.

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Meet Ricky Crews

Ricky Crews

Ricky Crews is not a man you’d find paper-pushing at a desk. He’s a tradesman, and proud of it, deservedly so. For decades he’s worked in public service positions, from utilities to law enforcement and back again. He’s an amazing SERCAP employee, with an incredible resume and a heart for service.

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Meet Jean Holloway

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SERCAP exists to serve. Yes, in a very literal sense, we provide resources to our clients, but in a broader sense, we are here to support communities and individuals. This eye towards advocacy on behalf of those without a basic necessity is what sets SERCAP apart, and what makes our mission so special. We look for employees who reflect our same sense of duty: Jean Holloway is a great example.

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Water is Life!

“Water is life.” How would you describe that phrase? For some, those three words are just words: a simple phrase that doesn’t mean much. For us at SERCAP, however, that phrase is the reason we exist.

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The Measure of a Man

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Meet Joe Fields

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Did you know that Americans in some parts of the country still don’t have access to safe, clean drinking water? This may come as a shock. Some of us often take clean water for granted, not realizing that for others this is a harsh reality. At SERCAP, we are working to change that. We believe everyone has a right to safe drinking water.

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Sea Level Rise & the Impact on Regional Water Systems

At SERCAP, our team has dedicated decades to educating communities about the water and wastewater problems facing rural communities. One issue that could impact regional water systems is the rising sea levels. Communities affected by this are not only ones located along the coast, but inland regions as well.

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How Does Water Get into Your Glass?

Have you ever wondered how the water you drink, cook with, and bathe in actually gets to you house? It is a fascinating process that starts with, of course, WATER!

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SERCAP Seeks Certified Housing Counselor

SERCAP, Inc a 501(c)3 not for profit is accepting applications to fill a full time Housing Counseling Manager position. This person must have a National or Virginia Housing Counseling Certification.

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Tips for a Healthy Home During the Winter

Winter sure can be wonderful! When a home is healthy, cold temperatures can lead to cozy moments. Conversely, when homes aren’t structurally sound, or have maintenance issues during the winter months, it can negatively impact the safety and wellbeing of families.

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Meet Amanda Howe: An Individual Who Values SERCAP’s Heart for Service

Meet Amanda Howe: An Individual Who Values SERCAP’s Heart for Service

“Service.”

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SERCAP's Regional Program in Delaware: Still Fighting to Bring Quality Water to the Community of Ellendale in Sussex County, DE!

After many years of work, one failed referendum and 100’s of hours put in by volunteers and SERCAP staff, the Ellendale community faced a referendum on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Ellendale Civic and Community Improvement Association (ECCIA) worked diligently to distribute flyers – “VOTE YES on November 4” – putting out over 40 yard signs, making individual phone calls, and trying to call attention to the critical nature of this referendum. Members of the group also offered rides to the polls for anyone without transportation, and rides to the county seat of Georgetown for absentee voting, if they were unable to get to one of the two polling places on November 4, 2017.

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National RCAP Secures USDA Disaster Relief Funding to Restore Small Communities

By: Bianca Poll, Director of Communications - RCAP

 

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Remembering Larry Wallace: A Spirit of Giving

With the holiday season in full effect, our SERCAP team has been looking forward to quality time with friends and family, homemade recipes, and giving back to the community.

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Reasons Rural America is Great

Here at SERCAP we are champions for rural America. With natural beauty, lush mountains, and abundant farmland, it’s no surprise that many of us choose to call these places home. In addition to the natural beauty, rural America forms the backbone of our nation’s economy. From raw materials to agricultural production, this land quite literally feeds and clothes us.

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