Tribal Circuit Riders
The Tribal Circuit Rider Program is the oldest and largest tribal specific program of its kind. The program has a priority to provide ongoing, dedicated assistance to California and Arizona tribes to build their capacity to provide safe water in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act.
RCAC’s trained and experienced staff members are strategically located throughout the western states. Their work occurs primarily in the field, using a “circuit rider” approach. They provide about 800 technical assistance/training visits to tribal communities annually. To augment field training, RCAC conducts 10 to 15 workshops and facilitates quarterly Native American Water Masters Association (NAWMA) meetings throughout the region. NAWMA meetings provide a forum to discuss evolving drinking water regulations, technologies and issues facing tribal water utilities.
RCAC fully supports tribal self-determination and self-reliance.
RCAC’s specialists offer drought preparedness assistance for tribal water systems.
For more information, please contact RCAC’s main office at (916) 447-2854 and request Angela Hengel, regional manager – environmental, or complete our Request for Assistance.