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Building the Capacity of Drinking Water Systems

Water Security Resources for Small Drinking Water Systems

A well-managed, financially sound and technically proficient water system is better prepared and positioned to respond to any type of emergency. The documents below explain the relationship between security and capacity development and how to use existing tools to help address small system security needs.

Improving Security through Capacity Development: Capacity Self-Assessments: This brochure focuses on the needs of drinking water systems serving 3,300 or fewer persons and illustrates how states can use existing tools such as capacity self-assessments to help systems address security concerns.

Drinking Water Security for Small Systems Serving 3,300 or Fewer Persons – STEP Guide Series: This guide is designed for community water systems (CWSs) serving 3,300 or fewer persons.