West Sacramento, Calif. — The Cuyama Community Services District awarded Rural Community Assistance Corporation more than $110,000 to help the district with efficient long-range management and operations for its water and wastewater treatment services.

The contract will support RCAC’s Environmental Services Department as it assists the district to develop required plans and manuals for facilities in the New Cuyama town site in Santa Barbara County, California. The district serves 250 connections and a population of 562 residents. RCAC will assess the current water and wastewater facilities and system and comprehensively evaluate its programs, infrastructure process, resiliency plan, and procedures required to meet the district’s mission to provide safe and reliable drinking water and reliable, cost-efficient wastewater treatment and services to New Cuyama ratepayers.

RCAC will also help develop a master plan and asset inventory to guide New Cuyama water and wastewater facilities infrastructure design and construction.“We’re pleased to work with New Cuyama to ensure that customers have access to safe drinking water,” said Stanley Keasling, RCAC chief executive officer.”

Founded in 1978, RCAC provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so rural communities can achieve their goals and visions. RCAC serves rural communities in 13 western states and the Pacific islands. RCAC provides a broad range of community and economic development services and lending to support local efforts. About RCAC.

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