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Building the Capacity of Drinking Water Systems

Simple Tools for Effective Performance (STEP) Guide Series

The Simple Tools for Effective Performance (STEP) guide series are designed to help owners and operators of community water systems (CWs) and non-transient non-community water systems (NTNCWs) gain understanding on a variety of drinking water topics. 

The STEP guide series is divided into the following categories

Building the Capacity of Drinking Water Systems

The following STEP guides are designed to help public water systems build their technical, managerial and financial (TMF) capacity. TMF capacity is necessary to achieve and maintain long-term sustainability and compliance with national safe drinking water regulations.

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Chemical Contaminants

The following STEP guides are designed to help public water systems understand and gain compliance with the chemical contaminant rules.

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Microbial Contaminants

The following STEP guides are designed to help public water systems understand and gain compliance with the microbial contaminant rules.

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