This is one of the day-long water system finance workshops presented by the EFC to small water systems in dozens of states across the country as part of the Smart Management for Small Water Systems project. The training was for small water systems serving 10,000 or fewer people. The training was tailored for owners and people responsible for the financial management of community and non-transient, non-community water systems that are owned by governments, associations, private companies, subdivisions, mobile home parks, schools, etc. State officials and technical assistance providers contributed to the workshop. The workshop was offered free of charge to the water systems, paid for by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Topics included an introduction to managing water systems financially, assessing the financial condition of the water system, controlling costs, capital planning and asset management, rate setting and revenue generation, and the availability of loans, grants and other external sources of revenue for small water systems.