Wisconsin | The Power of Partnership: Sharing Resources with Neighboring Systems

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Date(s) - 04/18/2019
9:00 am - 4:15 pm
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East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission


Cost: This workshop is complimentary.

CECs: This course is approved for 5.5 Municipal Waterworks or Wastewater continuing education hours.

About this Workshop:

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
  • Helping maintain regulatory compliance
  • How to prepare your utility for knowledge or technology transfer

Who Should Attend: 
• Managers, owners, and operators of small water systems serving less than 10,000 people, including local government systems and tribal systems, as well as all other types of water systems, such as: homeowners associations, mobile home parks, resorts/campgrounds, schools, prisons, and more
• 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

Trainer: James Markham  Research Scientist, Southwest Environmental Finance Center; Hayley Hajic  Research Scientist, Southwest Environmental Finance Center

Contact: Tara Hackel, tshackel@unm.edu




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