New resources and upcoming events for tribal water systems

November 30, 2012 | Population, Poverty, Rural

The Tribal Utility Governance (TUG) program is run by RCAP and its partners – the Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC), the Western RCAP; Community Resource Group (CRG), the Southern RCAP; the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA); and SmallWaterSupply.org.

The TUG program launched recently with a ready-to-share informational brochure. You are asked to help in disseminate information about TUG training and formation of new regional Native American Water Masters' Association (NAWMA) groups.

The TUG program will provide training and technical assistance on utility management, financial and managerial capacity issues for personnel of tribally owned and operated public water systems (PWS) in U.S. EPA Regions 6, 8, and 9.

TUG training is for tribal government officials, utility board members, water system managers, other decision makers, and staff operating and maintaining tribal public water systems. The first TUG trainings will occur concurrently on February 20, 2013, at the first meetings of several new Native American Water Masters' Association workgroups.

Download the brochure