CCRs: Getting them Ready, Getting them Out

March 9, 2012 |

Each year, there are big deadlines that must be met and often are dreaded because they involve some serious number crunching. For individuals, it’s income tax season. For county governments, it’s property tax billing and collection. For water systems, it’s…

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Anatomy of a Boil Order

February 6, 2012 |

It’s rare, but it happens to every system. A pipe fails. A spill occurs. A well breaks down. Something occurs that leads to potential water contamination and a need for a boil order. How long do you have to put…

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Natural Disaster Preparedness Guidelines for Water and Wastewater Utilities

January 17, 2012 |

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Water Security Division has developed a checklist to assist water and wastewater utilities in natural disaster readiness, with a focus on hurricane preparedness. Whether you live and work in a Hurricane Zone or along Tornado…

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

December 13, 2011 |

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…

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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 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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