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Wastewater in Small Communities - Technical Assistance & Training

EPA and other organizations provide small community leaders and systems operators with technical assistance and training in the area of wastewater management through the following programs:

Technical Assistance and Training Providers

  • National Environmental Training Center for Small Communities Exit EPA Disclaimer - This center 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 Small Flows Clearinghouse Exit EPA Disclaimer - This clearinghouse collects and distributes information about small wastewater treatment solutions, operates a toll-free technical assistance hotline and an internet-based discussion group, and publishes newsletters and other publications to assist small communities in addressing their wastewater treatment needs.
  • Rural Community Assistance Partnership Exit EPA Disclaimer - This network of nonprofit organizations provides community-specific training and technical assistance at no cost, in an effort to improve the ability of rural communities to plan, design, operate, and maintain wastewater systems.
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator On-site Technical Assistance Training Program - Provides free hands-on, on-site training and technical assistance to small municipal wastewater treatment plant operators to achieve or maintain compliance and improve performance.

Additional Technical Assistance & Training Resources


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