Asset Life Expectancy Guide

January 9, 2012 |

Much of our nation's water infrastructure—the systems that treat, distribute, collect, and clean water—was built nearly a century ago for a much smaller population that now exists. It is aging and often overburdened. When you figure in that there are…

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Budget Worksheet for Water Systems

January 9, 2012 |

A worksheet in Microsoft Excel format that provides a general overview of the annual budget. Calculations are performed automatically within the Excel program.

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Check Up Program for Small Systems (CUPSS)

January 5, 2012 |

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. Use CUPSS to help you develop: A…

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Asset Management: A Handbook for Small Water Systems

December 14, 2011 |

One of the Simple Tools for Effective Performance (STEP) Guide Series Designed for owners and operators of small community water systems (CWSs). CWSs include all systems (both publicly and privately owned) with at least 25 year-round residential customers or 15…

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ARRA Registering and Reporting Guide for Water

December 13, 2011 |

ARRA Registering and Reporting Guide for Water/Wastewater Systems with Loans/Grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Utilities Service Walks communities that received loans of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds through USDA Rural Utilities Service (RUS) (for water and…

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USDA Rural Utilities Service Borrower’s Guide: A How-to for Water and Wastewater Loans from USDA Rural Development

December 13, 2011 |

Important notice that pertains to Section 2 of this guide (namely CCR registration for borrowers)>CCR is Going Away -- What to Expect (UPDATE) At the end of July 2012, the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) system is going away. CCR, along…

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Getting Your Project to Flow Smoothly: A Guide to Developing Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

December 13, 2011 |

A comprehensive guide on all the steps a project owner (governing body of a utility) should go through in planning, designing and constructing infrastructure. A very detailed how-to on all phases of the process. Includes many pitfalls to avoid. Discusses…

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A Drop of Knowledge: The Non-Operator’s Guide to Wastewater Systems

December 12, 2011 |

Explains in simple, everyday language the various components/operations of a small wastewater system from when the customer flushes his/her toilet through collection, treatment, and return to source. This guide and its companion on drinking water treatment systems are the perfect…

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A Drop of Knowledge: The Non-Operator’s Guide to Drinking Water Systems

December 12, 2011 |

Explains in simple, everyday language the technical aspects of drinking water utilities from source to tap. Describes the various components and operations involved in small drinking water systems, including source, treatment and system of distribution to the customer’s home. This…

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