Water System Collaboration

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 our Partnership workshops, we will discuss various approaches to collaboration, including:

– Informal information sharing
– Sharing personnel
– Leveraging shared purchasing power
– Helping maintain regulatory compliance

We will also introduce energy efficiency, water loss auditing, asset management, rate setting, and funding options to help you address your needs.

For more information on workshop agendas, locations, and times, visit our Upcoming Trainings page.

Heather Himmelberger
Southwest Environmental Finance Center