Water: Wastewater Management Process
Wastewater in Tribal Communities - Tools
This page lists (in alphabetical order, by topic) tools and resources that may be useful in the planning, design, construction or maintenance of your community's wastewater infrastructure.
Asset Management and Vulnerability Assessment
- Free Vulnerability Self Assessment Tool (VSATT) Software – This software was developed to support water and wastewater utility vulnerability assessments using a qualitative risk assessment methodology.
- Municipal Pollution Prevention Diagnostic Planner (CMAR 2.0) – This software was developed to provide wastewater treatment plant operators with a report on potential problem areas as an early warning to prevent potential problems with the facility.
- Total Electronic Asset Management System (for Small Utilities) (TEAMS) Software – Developed by the Maryland Center for Environmental Training (MCET), this software is targeted for small wastewater utilities and is accompanied by a training tool kit which includes training modules on a range of asset management topics.
Financial Analysis and Funding Resources
- Financing Alternatives Comparison Tool (FACT) – a financial analysis tool that helps identify the most cost effective method to fund a wastewater or drinking water management project.
- Tribal Resource Directory for Drinking Water and Wastewater Treatment – A searchable catalog of over thirty federal and non-federal programs that offer funding and technical support for tribal drinking water and wastewater systems, many of which are available to non-tribal entities.
- The Wastewater Information System Tool (TWIST) – This computer based tool allows state and local health departments to effectively inventory and manage small wastewater treatment systems by tracking information related to homes and facilities served, permits, site evaluations, types of systems, inspections and complaints in their jurisdictions.
Planning New Facilities
- Alternatives for Unsewered Communities – Extensive software guide to the facilities planning process for small communities. Topics covered include needs documentation, development of alternative solutions and selection of the best response, and treatment management and implementation.
- Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies Appropriate for Reuse (WAWTTAR) – This computer-based software identifies a range of appropriate water and wastewater treatment options and estimates local performance and costs associated with each system based on the material and manpower resources available to particular communities.