Bracing the Floodgates: Protect Your Home From Flooding

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It’s finally summer, which means long hours of sunlight, backyard barbecues, and sudden thunderstorms. Those storms don’t just ruin your family cookout: they bring downpours and flash floods that can seriously impact your home. We often don’t think of flooding as a cause for concern until it’s our home that’s filling with water. This year, stay ahead of the floodwaters and prepare your home just in case. Here are 6 ways you can protect your home from flooding. 

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Ways to Conserve Water During the Summer

We’re getting closer and closer to the first day of summer. Temperatures are rising and the weather is drying out. Dry spells during the summer can make well-owners a little nervous, so what are some ways you can start conserving water to prepare?

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History of Septic Tanks

Waste can cause and spread disease, as well as ruin land, therefore proper disposal is critical for any civilization. The bigger the population, the more waste, and the greater a need for proper disposal. Thus, wastewater systems have been around since the earliest civilizations.

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Symptoms of an Unwell Well

Your well is critical to your home. It provides water for cooking, bathing, drinking, and cleaning. But like all things, sometimes your well can become unwell. Here are a few signs that your well might be feeling a little under the weather:

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Meet Tony Dvorak

Tony Dvorak

If you’re in need of both technical assistance for your water plant and personal fitness training, we’ve got just the guy! Meet Anthony “Tony” Dvorak!

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Quality Matters: How Erosion Affects Water Quality

A key element of SERCAP’s Mission is to provide access to safe, clean drinking water throughout the southeastern United States. Water quality plays a huge role in this; poor water quality is a direct cause of communities not having access to safe, clean water. And oftentimes, environmental factors are what lead to poor water quality. Understanding what these factors are, how humankind impacts them, and possible solutions is key in fulfilling SERCAP's Mission.

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Meet Randy Welch

Randy Welch

SERCAP is full of dedicated, selfless individuals hoping to make our communities healthier, stronger, and better places for all. One of these incredible individuals is Randy Welch!

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State Series: Delaware - An Update on the Fight to Bring Quality Water to the Community of Ellendale in Sussex County, DE!

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In the States Series, SERCAP is highlighting recent projects and the work the agency is doing in each state in its service region.

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Wells Throughout History

“Water is Life!” is our motto here at SERCAP, and we serve our communities by helping bring clean water to those without it. For many communities, access to clean water begins and ends with a functional well. One of our main initiatives is private well assessment and loans to repair/replace individual household wells.

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Meet Bob Cole

Bob Cole

A trivia question for you: what has two legs, a great singing voice, and works magic with a spreadsheet? It’s our very own Bob Cole! Able to bend spreadsheets to his will for the good of our work, Bob Cole is a finance wizard and our Director of Finance & Operations here at SERCAP!

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Meet Beth Pusha

Beth-Pusha

Here at SERCAP, our work wouldn’t be possible without a strong team of dedicated individuals serving our community. Beth Pusha is one of our amazing directors, and has been serving with SERCAP for an amazing 26 years!

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State Series: Maryland - SERCAP's Regional Program Assists Independence Village in Charlotte Hall, MD!

In the State Series, SERCAP is highlighting recent projects and the work being done in each state in the agency's service region.

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State Series: Virginia

From the stunning marsh preserves in Delaware to the scenic beaches of Florida, our team at SERCAP serves seven states along the east coast of the United States. These states include Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. In this series, we are going to tell you about some of our favorite things about each state in our seven-state region.

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Meet Kaylah Crutcher

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Would you guess that we’d have a Colorado native on our team? We do! Kaylah Crutcher is one of the newest members of the SERCAP team, joining us at the start of this month. Kaylah grew up in Mountain Time with an appreciation for the outdoors, community service, and bringing people together. She came east to attend George Mason University, and has since worked in Washington D.C., New York City, and Roanoke, Virginia.

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Meet Lisa Banks

Lisa Banks

At SERCAP, we support a diverse group of individuals and communities across our organization’s seven-state region along the east coast of the United States, including: Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Did you know that our headquarters is located in Roanoke, Virginia?

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What Do We Mean by Structurally Sound Housing?

At SERCAP, we provide water & wastewater, housing, and community development assistance in an effort to improve the quality of life for individuals, households, and communities.

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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

Pat Walker

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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