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New Community Water System Capacity Guideline Document (May 2000, as amended)
Check Up Program for Small Systems (CUPSS): CUPSS is a free, easy-to-use, asset management tool for small drinking water and wastewater utilities. CUPSS provides a simple, comprehensive approach based on EPA's highly successful Simple Tools for Effective Performance (STEP) Guide series. Click on this link to learn more and download the software.
- CUPSS Train-the-Trainer Webinar Series: The next webinar series will be held on February 13, 27, and March 13, 2013. Visit the CUPSS Training page at: http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/drinkingwater/pws/cupss/training.cfm and click on the CUPSS Webinar Schedule tab to register for the webinar trainings.
- CUPSS Self-Paced Training Series: Did you miss a Train-the-Trainer webinar? Do you want to revisit training on a module that you've learned about before? Take a look at the CUPSS Self-Paced Training lessons at: http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/drinkingwater/pws/cupss/training.cfm
- CUPSS Community Conference Calls: Thursday January 31, Tuesday April 30, Wednesday July 31, and Thursday Oct 31, 2013, all from 2:00-3:00 p.m. To participate in the call to discuss asset management implementation, download the flyer and click on the register link.
Financial Assessment: The DEQ offers a free financial assessment of a municipality's water system for those communities with populations of 10,000 or less. The financial assessment involves:
- A review of the existing revenue system and financial and legal documents
- Recommendations on how to improve the water system's financial and legal structure
- Discussion of asset management tools
- Follow-up involving a meeting with town council members to answer their questions.
All recommendations provided during the financial assessment are exactly that - recommendations, which are voluntary and non-binding. To find out more, contact Bob Schneider, DEQ, Office of Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-373-4761 or talk to your DEQ district drinking water staff.
Capacity Development Documents
Capacity Development Reports
Reports to the Governor