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Building the Capacity of Drinking Water Systems

State Programs and Policies Supporting Water System Partnerships Map

This guide contains information about programs, statutes, and policies implemented in each state that encourage partnerships between drinking water systems.  This document is intended as a starting point for public water system (PWS) owners or operators seeking information in their states and for state drinking water program staff who would like an overview of how other states encourage and facilitate partnerships.  This guide will point communities towards resources as they begin to explore the benefits that partnerships can bring to their utility.  While this guide outlines state programs that directly support partnerships, it is by no means a comprehensive list of all ways a state is engaging on partnership activities.  States often employ best management practices that indirectly support partnership development.

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