With our work here on WaterOperator.org and on our sister program PrivateWellClass.org, our team has a unique national role that weaves in and out of environmental health, water infrastructure, and public policy. While we use our science backgrounds to get the job done well, our purpose is fundamentally about communication. We want to connect people with information and each other. Tap Talk: The Drinking Water in Rural America Podcast was born from noticing and facilitating these connections over the past decade. The first season was released in Fall 2021 and featured twelve episodes: TT001 – The Drinking Water in Rural America Podcast TT002 – Private Wells vs. Public Water Systems TT003 – Mastering Well Owner Education TT004 – The Problem with Springs TT005 – Controlling Nitrification in Chloraminated Systems TT006 – Protecting Well Users in North Carolina TT007 – Helping the Smallest Water Systems TT008 – Asset Management for Rural America (Part 1) TT009 – Asset Management for Rural America (Part 2) TT010 – Understanding Groundwater Quantity and Quality TT011 – Risk Communication and Perception TT012 – Water Supplies and Renter’s Rights Listeners can subscribe to Tap Talk via their favorite podcast player, including Apple Podcasts .