Resources for Small and Rural Wastewater Systems
This page contains information on organizations and institutions that support small and rural communities.
- American Water Works Association Exit
An international nonprofit scientific and educational society dedicated to the improvement of water quality and supply.
- Local Government Environmental Assistance Network Exit
Provides environmental management, planning, funding, and regulatory information for local government elected and appointed officials, managers, and staff.
- Maryland Center for Environmental Training Exit
Provides site-specific environmental, health, and safety training and services, including courses in drinking water and wastewater operations.
- National Environmental Services Center (Small Flows Clearinghouse) Exit
The Clearinghouse (1) collects and distributes information about small wastewater treatment solutions; (2) operates a toll-free technical assistance hotline and an internet-based discussion group; and (3) publishes newsletters and other publications.
- National Environmental Training Center for Small Communities Exit
Develops and delivers training courses, operates a toll-free technical assistance hotline, and publishes newsletters to educate environmental trainers and state and local officials on wastewater, drinking water and solid waste management.
- National Rural Water Association Exit
A non-profit organization dedicated to training, supporting, and promoting the water and wastewater professionals that serve small communities.
- Rural Community Assistance Partnership Exit
A network of nonprofit organizations that provides community-specific training and technical assistance at no cost to improve rural communities’ ability to plan, design, operate, and maintain wastewater systems.
- Smart Growth Network Exit
A partnership of government, business, and civic organizations that support smart growth.
- Water Environment Federation Exit
A not-for-profit technical and educational organization for water quality professionals.
- Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) Exit
Plans, designs, and constructs drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities for Alaska Native communities.
- Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) at Northern Arizona University Exit
Trains tribal environmental staff in issues ranging from compliance inspections, wastewater management, and water and air quality.
- Native American Water Association Exit
A non-profit organization that provides tribal water and wastewater operators, managers, utility commissions, and tribal leadership with training and technical assistance to protect health and environment in Indian Country.
- WaterOperator.org Exit
Resources and support for tribal water and wastewater operators.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Provides health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The Environmental Health Services Program provides training, technical assistance, and project funding to protect the environment and public health.