The resources listed below are intended to help water systems understand the importance of monitoring and maintaining their systems and to provide support for routine sampling and treatment technology decisions.
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Use Effective Tools to Increase Efficiency
- Check Up Program for Small Systems (CUPSS)
User-friendly asset management software designed expecially for small drinking water and wastewater systems.
- Water System Operator Roles and Responsibilities: A Best Practices Guide (PDF) (2 pp, 105K)
(EPA 816-F-06-037, September 2006)
- Preventive Maintenance Tasks for Small Public Water Systems Using Ground Water (booklet) (PDF) (37 pp, 75K) and Preventive Maintenance Card File for Small Public Water Systems Using Ground Water (log cards) (PDF) (142 pp, 261K)
(EPA 816-B-04-002, December 2004) Schedules for maintenance tasks and checklists and logs for easily recording your findings.
Build Technical Knowledge in Key Areas
- Cross-Connection Control: A Best Practices Guide (PDF) (4 pp, 177K)
(EPA 816-F-06-035, September 2006) Tips for detecting and responding effectively to a backflow event and information on helpful technology.
- Cross-Connection Control Manual
Explains and illustrates the most common cross-connections and how they can be eliminated.
- Distribution Systems: A Best Practices Guide (PDF) (2 pp, 167K)
(EPA 816-F-06-038, September 2006) Information on the benefits of routine distribution system maintenance and monitoring.
- Removing Multiple Contaminants from Drinking Water: Issues to Consider (PDF) (poster 30 x 20 inches, 1 pg, 367K)
(EPA 816-H-07-004, December 2007) A detailed poster identifying treatment technologies that remove multiple contaminants, including information on contaminants removed, operational and waste disposal issues, and helpful tips.
- Interactive Drinking Water Sampling Guide (CD-ROM)
Comprehensive monitoring information, including regulatory requirements, proper sampling procedures, tips for shipping samples, and more. The Guide also includes a list of regulated drinking water contaminants and real-world examples of water systems that responded effectively to contamination.
Visit EPA’s Drinking Water Academy for information on upcoming EPA trainings and to download materials from past trainings and workshops.