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ME Online Training | The Power of Partnership: Sharing Resources with Neighboring Systems

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Date and Time: 5-25-2022 @ 10:00 AM (EDT) to 5-25-2022 @ 12:00 PM (EDT)
Location: Online Event

Description: Running a small system can be challenging. Along with meeting regulatory obligations and satisfying customer expectations, you may have issues with aging infrastructure, lack of personnel, and limited financial resources. Furthermore, small systems often cost more to operate per capita than large systems because of economy of scale. This can further complicate operations.

One strategy to address these challenges is to work with other utilities. In this workshop, we will discuss various approaches to collaboration including:

  • Informal information sharing
  • Sharing personnel
  • Leveraging shared purchasing power
  • How to prepare your utility for knowledge or technology transfer
  • The fundamentals of asset management to prepare your utility for partnership

Trainer: Evan Kirk, Acting Senior Project Director, Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina

Cost: Complimentary.

Who Should Attend:

  • Managers, owners, and operators of water systems serving less than 10,000 people
  • Decision-makers for water utilities, including mayors, finance officers, utility managers, public works directors, city councilors, board members, tribal council members, and clerks
  • Consultants and technical assistance providers serving water systems

TCHs: This training is approved for 2.0 Training Contact Hours by the State of Maine board of Licensure of Water System Operators.

Who Should Attend:

  • Managers, owners, and operators of water systems serving less than 10,000 people
  • Decision-makers for water utilities, including mayors, finance officers, utility managers, public works directors, city councilors, board members, tribal council members, and clerks
  • Consultants and technical assistance providers serving water systems

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