Project Title & Description
Asset Management Training and Workforce
Vermont Rural Water Association provides critical asset management training to help public water systems maintain financial capacity, through the use of EPA�s "Asset Management: A Best Practices Guide" and EPA�s Software Program, "Check Up Program for Small Systems (CUPSS). Additionally, the Cooperative Agreement will support demonstration activities to address future critical workforce issues by introducing the water operator profession to potential water system operators. This Cooperative Agreement will allow the Vermont Rural Water Association to provide Vermont public water systems the necessary tool needed to sustain their operation to meet the standards defined by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and will equip Vermont�s shrinking workforce with the necessary manpower to maintain the long-term delivery of safe drinking water.