Water: Wastewater Management Process
Wastewater in Tribal Communities - Related Links
This page lists links to resources and information provided by EPA programs, other federal agencies and non-governmental organizations that may be relevant to meeting the wastewater needs of tribal communities. Some of the programs listed here provide assistance to drinking water systems.
Other EPA Programs
- American Indian Tribal Portal – Gateway to tribal related information within EPA.
- National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Program – Technical and regulatory information about the NPDES permit program.
- Nonpoint Source Program (Section 319 Program) – Provides grants to States, territories, and Indian tribes to support a wide variety of activities (including technical assistance, financial assistance, education, training, technology transfer, demonstration projects, and monitoring) to encourage State and local efforts to reduce non-point source pollution.
- Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water Tribal Programs – Gateway to EPA's tribal drinking water, source water protection, and underground injection control programs.
- Small Communities Water Technical Assistance and Financial Resources – A list of technical assistance and financial resources for small water and wastewater systems.
- Sustainable Infrastructure Initiative – Information resources to help utilities implement better management practices, efficient water use, full-cost pricing of water and a watershed approach to protection.
- Water Quality Standards and Criteria – Information for tribes on water quality standards, including authorization, regulations, funding, training, and publications.
Other Federal Agencies
- Bureau of Reclamation
- Department of Housing and Urban Development Indian Community Development Block Grant Program (ICDBG)
- Department of Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
- Indian Health Service
- USDA Rural Development Water and Environmental Programs
- Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) – Plans, designs and constructs drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities for Alaska Native communities.
- American Water Works Association – An international nonprofit scientific and educational society dedicated to the improvement of water quality and supply.
- Environmental Finance Center Network – This network of nine university-based Centers promotes innovative environmental financial techniques to state and local officials and small businesses.
- Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) at Northern Arizona University – ITEP trains tribal environmental staff in issues ranging from compliance inspections, wastewater management, and water and air quality.
- 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 Tribal Environmental Council (NTEC) – Provides training and technical assistance to help tribes protect, preserve, and promote the wise management of air, land and water.
- Smart Growth Network – A partnership of government, business and civic organizations that support smart growth.
- Technical Assistance Center Network – Helps small public water systems acquire and maintain the technical, managerial, and financial capacity needed to consistently provide safe drinking water.
- Water Environment Federation – A not-for-profit technical and educational organization for water quality professionals.