rural-north_carolinaLet’s have a look at some publications done in the past by NCRCAP, in order to best understand what it does.

Latino Housing and Health Report, September 2005

NCRCAP, the North Carolina Rural Communities Assistance Project, surveyed 126 rural individuals living in two different community health centers, both situated in eastern North Carolina. Surveys has taken during summer 2002. Participants were interviewed about housing conditions, drinking water and completed a self-assessment of health. Report describes both results of this survey and recommends strategies can be developed daily health needs of the rural communities in North Carolina.

Considering the Alternatives: A Guide to Wastewater Management for Small Communities in North Carolina

This guide, wrote in February 1994, is intended to give help to individuals and groups living in rural North Carolina about wastewater, from collection to disposal. Guide also describes in detail all the needs to reach this goal (i.e. strategies, financial need and legal constraints.

Considering the Alternatives: A Guide to Onsite Wastewater Systems in North Carolina

This guide, also written in February 1994, gives indication to small NC communities about septic tanks and soil absorption system, allowing them to better understand how septic tanks work and how, is well designed and installed, they can provide great treatment for wastewater at a low cost. North Carolina has several septic systems which are failing due to improper installation or poor maintenance. Guide focus about needs of alternative technologies which are designed to conserve, reclaim or reuse water, to recover energy, recycle resources and, at the end, reduce costs. It also describes some of the best available alternative.