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Sustainable Infrastructure for Small System Public Services: A Planning and Resource Guide

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Rather than presenting theories, this guidebook provides information, worksheets, examples, case studies and resources on water conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy resources for small utilities. 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. It offers a flexible approach to evaluating sustainable alternatives for utility operations. Updates and expands on an earlier guide published under the same title in 2009 by one of RCAP’s regional partners, the Rural Community Assistance Corporation, the Western RCAP.

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