Small System Resources
Please visit these sites for more information on small water systems
This Web site is designed to help small system owners and operators, state and tribal agencies, technical assistance providers, and consumers learn more about helping small water systems provide safe drinking water and protect public health. Every state has a capacity development program to help small systems improve their finanances, managment, infrastructure, and operations.
What can I find on this website?
- Basic Information – Introduction to small water systems in the United States, the importance of community involvement in protecting public health, and the concept of capacity development.
- Where You Live – Links to information for small systems specific to your state including local training opportunities.
- State Guidance – Overview of the purpose and importance of capacity development initiatives, and related resources for states and technical assistance providers.
- Regulations 101 – Tools and resources to assist with understanding and meeting the requirements of EPA’s drinking water regulations.
- Compliance Help – Comprehensive list of compliance options that small systems should consider and resources to guide assistance efforts.
- Technical Help – Resources to help water systems understand the importance of monitoring and maintaining their distribution systems and to provide support for routine sampling and treatment technology decisions.
- Management Help – Resources on developing and improving critical management functions, such as system operation and maintenance, long-term planning, and rate-setting.
- Financial Help – Links to organizations that provide free or low-cost financial support for all aspects of water system operation and maintenance, and resources on developing a rate structure and financial planning for infrastructure repair and replacement.
- Partners – Information on organizations and programs that provide free or low-cost technical and financial assistance for small water systems.