Water System Partnerships Case Studies
Case studies are a valuable resource for primacy agencies, technical assistance providers, communities, and utilities to learn what types of water system partnerships have been successfully implemented state-by-state and utilized to address specific contaminants or issues.
On this page:
- Case Studies Story Map
- In-Depth Case Studies
- Best Practices to Promote Water System Partnerships Webinar Series
Many of the case studies highlighted in the interactive website are from EPA publications on partnerships in drinking water systems. The documents below provide more detailed information on those case studies.
- Gaining Operational and Managerial Efficiencies through Water System Partnerships (pdf)
- System Partnership Solutions to Improve Public Health Protection Volume I (pdf)
- System Partnership Solutions to Improve Public Health Protection Volume II (pdf)
- Restructuring Small Drinking Water Systems: Options and Case Studies (pdf)
- Water System Partnerships Case Study Summaries (pdf)
The following case studies highlight individual challenge statements, partnership features, benefits, and accomplishments. Partnership background, critical drivers, building block timelines, funding mechanisms, best practices and successful strategies, and lessons learned are included.
- Vinton & Jackson County Water Company, Increasing Transfer of Responsibility (pdf)
- Birmingham Water Works Training Program (pdf)
- City of Tulare & Pratt Mutual Water Company, Mandatory Consolidation & California SB 88 (pdf)
- Madison Water District Partnership, Neighbors Helping Neighbors (pdf)
- Logan-Todd Regional Water Commission, Strength in Numbers (pdf)
- Charlotte Water & Union County Public Works, Temporary Ownership Transfer for Long-term Success (pdf)
- Lower Rio Grande Public Water Works Authority, Partnerships between Colonias (pdf)
The following webinars were developed in 2012 by the Water System Partnerships Workgroup; a group comprised of EPA, states, technical assistance providers, and other federal partners, with the goal of identifying best practices to promote water system partnerships. Click on the links below to view the webinar presentation slides.
- Partnering Over Time: Vinton County Water Joins Jackson County Water (pdf)
- Communicating to Gain and Maintain Buy-in: The Logan Todd Regional Water Commission (pdf)
- Facilitating Partnerships: State and Funder Perspectives (pdf)
- Troubleshooting the Partnership Process (pdf)