Resources for Small and Rural Wastewater Systems
- American Water Works Association
An international nonprofit scientific and educational society dedicated to the improvement of water quality and supply.
- Local Government Environmental Assistance Network
Provides environmental management, planning, funding, and regulatory information for local government elected and appointed officials, managers, and staff.
- Maryland Center for Environmental Training
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)
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
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
A non-profit organization dedicated to training, supporting, and promoting the water and wastewater professionals that serve small communities.
- Rural Community Assistance Partnership
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
A partnership of government, business, and civic organizations that support smart growth.
- Water Environment Federation
A not-for-profit technical and educational organization for water quality professionals.
- Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC)
Plans, designs, and constructs drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities for Alaska Native communities.
- Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) at Northern Arizona University
Trains tribal environmental staff in issues ranging from compliance inspections, wastewater management, and water and air quality.
- Native American Water Association
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.
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.