Budgeting and Financial Management

March 30, 2021 | Asset Management, Managerial and Financial

Basics of Financial Management GuidebookRCAP’s guidebook for small communities on financial policies and controls, budgeting, and monitoring of financial performance.The Basics of Financial Management for Small-community Utilities: A Webcast on Financial Management (Part 1)A recorded webcast that is a companion…

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Rate Setting & Affordability

March 30, 2021 | Asset Management, Managerial and Financial

Formulate Great Rates Guidebook RCAP's step-by-step guide on setting rates for your water system that cover expenses, are fair and equitable, and are easy to administer. Formulate Great Rates: A Webcast on Setting Rates in Small-Community Utilities (Part 1) A…

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Water Loss Control

March 11, 2021 | Asset Management, Managerial and Financial

AWWA: Water Loss ControlThe latest version of AWWA’s industry-standard free water audit software.Southwest Environmental Finance Center:  Water Loss SwitchboardA repository of documentation and tools related to measuring and addressing non-revenue water.Southwest Environmental Finance Center: The Water Audit Handbook for Small…

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Veterans Working in Water

March 11, 2021 | Asset Management, Managerial and Financial

EPA: Water Workforce Veteran Promotion Tips for water and wastewater utilities considering hiring veterans and promote interagency activities to improve career opportunities for disabled Veterans in the water sector. EPA: Guide for Applying Military Occupational Specialties (M.O.S.) to Civilian Drinking…

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Water Finance and Management Libraries, Blogs & Podcasts

November 5, 2020 | Asset Management, Managerial and Financial

RCAP's A Drop of Knowledge RCAP's monthly online newsletter with information for small, rural and tribal drinking water and wastewater systems WaterOperator.org: Resource Library Portal for information from across the water industry that saves time, answers questions, and provides opportunities…

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Energy Management and Conservation Resources

November 5, 2020 | Asset Management, Managerial and Financial

Sustainable Infrastructure for Small System Public Services: A Planning and Resource Guide This planning and resources guide includes a step-by-step process for utility decision makers, staff and community members wanting to operate increasingly efficient utilities. Five Things You can do…

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Water Loss Control Resources

November 5, 2020 | Asset Management, Managerial and Financial

AWWA: Water Loss Control https://www.awwa.org/Resources-Tools/Resource-Topics/Water-Loss-Control Southwest Environmental Finance Center:  Water Loss Switchboard https://swefc.unm.edu/wlswitchboard/ Southwest Environmental Finance Center: The Water Audit Handbook for Small Drinking Water Systems https://swefc.unm.edu/wlswitchboard/resource/water-audit-handbook-for-small-drinking-water-systems/EPA: Water Audits and Water Loss Control for Public Water Systems https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-04/documents/epa816f13002.pdf

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Workforce Development & Planning Resources

November 5, 2020 | Asset Management, Managerial and Financial

The Importance of an Operator in a Community's Water Systems This video was produced to help leaders and decision-makers of systems understand what they need in an operator and what an operator does on a daily basis. Certification Calculator App…

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Mapping Resources

November 5, 2020 | Asset Management, Managerial and Financial

ESRI: Mapping Small and Rural Water Systems https://www.esri.com/en-us/landing-page/industry/water/2019/mapping-rural-and-small-water-systems EPA: Drinking Water Mapping Application to Protect Source Waters (DWMAPS) Data Layers https://www.epa.gov/sourcewaterprotection/drinking-water-mapping-application-protect-source-waters-dwmaps-data-layers

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Security, Resiliency & Emergency Response Planning Resources

November 5, 2020 | Asset Management, Managerial and Financial

  RCAP & AWWA's Small Systems Risk and Resilience Assessment Worksheet The information in the worksheet addresses the basic elements of a risk and resilience assessment for small systems to comply with America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. RCAP &…

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