Management and Planning for Small Community Wastewater
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- Protecting Your Community's Assets: A Guide for Small Wastewater Systems (pdf) -
This guide helps utility managers, operators, and local officials improve security and plan for emergency situations affecting wastewater treatment systems. The guide is designed for those who work with systems serving less than 10,000 people, although it may also be of use to those who work in larger systems. Order product # product TRBKMG03 or Download: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
- Free Downloads (PDF Files) - From the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA)
- Achieving Environmental Excellence: An Environmental Management Systems (EMS) Handbook for Wastewater Utilities - Provided by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, The Office of Wastewater Management at EPA, in cooperation with the Global Environment and Technology Foundation and several wastewater treatment agencies, released a comprehensive handbook to help wastewater utilities implement environmental management systems (EMS) for their operations.Officials from both WEF and NACWA participated in these reviews. For the first time, wastewater agencies have a step-by-step guide that covers all the steps necessary to put an effective EMS in place. The Handbook also contains numerous examples from agencies that have already put an EMS in place along with many other examples and tips to help demystify the EMS process. Finally, the Handbook contains information on EMS costs and benefits, as well as costs associated with completing an independent 3rd party audit of the system. Handbook (171 Pages) Free Download (PDF - 2.42 MB)
- Continual Improvement in Utility Management: A Framework for Integration - Provided by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies. This guide was developed under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and addressing the need to improve utility performance through more effective application and integration of management tools. Guide (128 Pages) Free Download (PDF - 1.01 MB)
- Communities at Work . . . The National Response to Combined Sewer Overflows - Provided by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies. (24 pages PDF-523K)
- Free Software (Web) - Developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Decentralized Onsite Management for Treatment of Domestic Wastes - This free program developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides operation and maintenance information for environmental professionals, homeowners, and well and septic system owners about on-site wastewater treatment systems.
- Alternatives for Unsewered Communities - This free program developed by the EPA is an extensive guide to to the facilities planning process for small communities. Topics covered include needs documentation, development of alternative solutions and selection of the best response, as well as treatment management and implementation. An improved and expanded section on sludge is included as well.
- Municipal Pollution Prevention Diagnostic Planner (CMAR 2.0) - This free program was developed by the EPA. Intended for small communities, wastewater treatment plant operators, and environmental professionals. Based on the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources' Compliance Maintenance Annual Report, this hypertext-based program serves as an early warning system for wastewater treatment plant operators. The user supplies information on influent loadings, discharge monitoring data, pretreatment, financial status, failures and upsets, and other aspects of plant operation and maintenance. Point values are assigned to potential problem areas and the resulting report is saved to a file which can be printed.