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A Water and Wastewater Manager's Guide for Staying Financially Healthy
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This booklet helps small water and sewer utility managers understand principles of financial management. It presents management tools to keep utilities financially healthy and running smoothly. The booklet can help determine the financial shape of a utility and lay a financial foundation for the future.

FDBLFN03DL/Booklet: 15 pp. (1989)

Price: $0.00
 
Building An Asset Management Team
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Asset management requires an investment of time and resources and having a strong management team will assure your water system of success. This fact sheet describes the responsibilities and roles of the key members of the team.

DWFSFN45DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (2008)

Price: $0.00


 
Catalog of Federal Funding Sources for Watershed Protection
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This brochure guides readers to the watershed funding website housed at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Users of this website can search a database containing approximately 100 programs offering financial assistance for watershed-related projects. The website updates EPA's Catalog of Federal Funding Sources for Watershed Protection (Second Edition) printed in 1999.

DWBKFN30DL/Brochure: 2 pp. (2003)

Price: $0.00
 
Check Up Program for Small Systems
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This package explains CUPSS - EPA's software program that helps you organize and develop a plan for the physical and financial health of your drinking water or wastewater utility. All CUPSS files are included in this download.

DWBKFN44DL/Package: 193 pp. (2008)

Price: $0.00


 
Community Facilities Loans and Grants
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Rural Housing Service

The Rural Housing Service provides loans and grants to develop essential rural community facilities in areas with up to 20,000 people. This fact sheet explains who is eligible and what kinds of facilities qualify for the funds, the terms and interest rates, and details about submitting applications for interested parties.

DWFSFN16DL/Fact Sheet: 4 pp. (2002)

Price: $0.00
 
Drinking Water Costs & Federal Funding
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Public and private water utilities collect, treat, and deliver drinking water to consumers. Funding for these water system operations and infrastructure improvements is often supplemented through government loans and grants. This fact sheet explains federal and state responsibilities for funding and administering drinking water programs. Infrastructure and maintenance funding are also discussed.

DWFSFN36DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (2004)

Price: $0.00


Formulate Great Rates: The Guide to Conducting a Rate Study for a Water System
Formulate Great Rates: The Guide to Conducting a Rate Study for a Water System
Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Inc., Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Inc.

As a board member or officer of your community’s water system, you have a responsibility to your community to deliver clean, safe drinking water at a fair price. This RCAP guide looks at the various components involved in setting rates for water and wastewater systems.

DWBKFN48DL/Booklet: 40pp. (2011)

Price: $0.00
 
Georgia Water Series Issue 3: Evaluating Water System Financial Performance and Financing Options
University of Georgia, Dept of Agricultural & Applied Economics

National compliance costs for new drinking water regulations are a severe test of the financial health of community water systems. Once a utility has a system for tracking financial health it can more adequately begin to examine how to finance capital projects. This booklet, produced by the University of Georgia's Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, offers sound expertise on how to measure a water utility's financial performance.

DWBLFN43DL/Booklet: 24 pp. (1998)

Price: $0.00


 
Green Infrastructure Approaches to Managing Wet Weather with Clean Water State Revolving Funds
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This fact sheet provides information about managing stormwater with green infrastructure approaches and funding from the clean water state revolving loan program.

DWFSFN47DL/Fact Sheet: 6 pp. (2008)

Price: $0.00
 
Setting Small Drinking Water System Rates for a Sustainable Future: One of the Simple Tools for Effective Performance (STEP) Guide Series
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Americans are used to paying very little for the water they drink. But unless communities move toward full-cost pricing for water treatment, there will be no money to maintain the current level of service for future generations. This free guide from EPA is designed to help water system owners and managers understand the full cost of providing adequate and safe drinking water and how to set rates that reflect those costs. To determine an appropriate rate structure, the guide offers step-by-step instructions, worksheets, and sample budgets to help systems account for current costs and expenses, identify rate structure options, and determine the amount of water their customers use. The guidance helps systems maintain the financial stability by ensuring sufficient revenue by collecting and reserving funds needed for future maintenance, repairs, security upgrades, and regulations, and planning ahead for reasonable and gradual rate increases when needed. A list of resources and state contacts is included.

DWBKFN19DL/Book: 62 pp. (2006)

Price: $0.00


 
Sources of Technical and Financial Assistance for Small Drinking Water Systems
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water

Ensuring that a water system has proper technical, managerial, and financial capacity is key to its success. Each component complements the next to form a well-rounded system capable of providing high quality drinking water to its customers. This booklet describes several assistance providers and lists contact information, their mission, activities, and their affiliation with the U.S. EPA.

DWBLFN42DL/Booklet: 23 pp. (2002)

Price: $0.00
 
Use of the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) to Implement Security Measures at Public Water Systems
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Public water systems (PWSs) can take common sense actions to increase security and reduce threats from terrorism. States may provide DWSRF assistance to PWSs to help them complete vulnerability assessments and contingency and emergency response plans. This fact sheet outlines security measures and their eligibility under the DWSRF program. How states will fund security projects is discussed, as well as sources for more information.

DWFSFN39DL/Fact Sheet: 4 pp. (2002)

Price: $0.00


 
Using DWSRF Funds for Transmission and Distribution Infrastructure Needs
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Groundwater and Drinking Water

Transmission and distribution system needs account for more than half of the projected $83.2 billion needed for infrastructure investment nationwide. Through the 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act, the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program was established to provide low-interest loans to eligible systems for infrastructure improvements needed to comply with the SDWA and to protect public health. This fact sheet describes how DWSRF loans can help with these costs, increase compliance, and protect public health.

DWFSFN18DL/Fact Sheet: 4 pp. (2003)

Price: $0.00
 
Using DWSRF Funds to Comply with the New Arsenic Rule
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

The EPA made revisions to the Arsenic Rule in 2001 reducing exposure to arsenic in drinking water to a maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 10 parts per billion. This new MCL will create a financial burden on some water systems. This fact sheet explains how drinking water state revolving funds can help systems ease this burden, increase compliance, and protect public health.

DWFSFN32DL/Fact Sheet: 4 pp. (2002)

Price: $0.00


   
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