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Capacity Development

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Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Capacity Development

Capacity is the ability of a water supply to plan for, achieve, and maintain compliance with drinking water standards. Capacity consists of three parts: technical, managerial, and financial (TMF). A supply must achieve and maintain all three to be considered to have adequate capacity.

The formal capacity development program was implemented in 2000 in response to the 1996 Amendments to the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. The Capacity Development Strategy describes the methods and tools to implement the Capacity Development program and is focused on the following elements:

  1. Identify and prioritize supplies in need of improving capacity;
  2. Identify the factors that encourage or impair capacity development;
  3. Describe the methods the State uses to implement the strategy;
  4. Describe metrics used to measure effectiveness of the strategy;
  5. Identify the involvement and participation of stakeholders in the creation and updates of the strategy;
  6. Asset management promotion.

Contact Information

Ariel Zoldan

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Gov. Whitmer and Director Clark at EGLE lab with EGLE staffers

Reports to the Governor

Other Resources

Water System Partnerships

BIL Resource Website

  • Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Resources for Drinking Water - Website serves to highlight guides, fact sheets, and other materials that drinking water systems may find useful as they apply for Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funding and plan for projects. This website contains not only additional Capacity Development and Operator Training and Certification resources, as but also DWSRF resources such as the DWSRF Disadvantaged Communities Definition Reference Guide.