Smart Management for Small Water Systems Project

The Smart Management for Small Water Systems Project seeks to address major issues facing the nation’s smallest drinking water systems (those serving 10,000 or fewer people). Our team of experts works with water systems across the country, US territories, and the Navajo Nation to address these issues, which range from asset management and rate setting to water loss detection and conservation, through training and technical assistance.

Small water systems can take advantage of training and resources through a variety of offerings including:

  • In-Person Workshops
  • One-on-one technical assistance
  • Small Group sessions
  • Funder forums
  • Webinars
  • eLearning Modules
  • Water Rates Dashboards
  • Blog Posts

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The Smart Management for Small Water Systems project is a collaborative effort between the members of the Environmental Finance Center Network and its partners, the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) and the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). This project is made possible through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The American Water Works Association was a past partner on the project.

This project is led by the Environmental Finance Center at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is co-managed by the Southwest Environmental Finance Center.

Training Topics Include:

Jeff Hughes
Environmental Finance Center at UNC Chapel Hill

Heather Himmelberger
Southwest Environmental Finance Center

In our asset management workshops, you will learn about how asset management can benefit your system. Not sure where to begin? We will provide you with the tools you need to get started and will walk you through the process.

With limited revenues, aging infrastructure, and regulatory obligations to meet, a comprehensive approach to managing your system is vital. You may have problems related to unknown meter, valve, or hydrant locations. You may not be sure of which asset(s) to replace given limited funds. Asset Management can help you solve these problems, and more.

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