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EPA Launches Water System Partnerships Website

The Environmental Protection Agency recently launched a new interactive partnerships website to promote awareness and provide some detailed partnership case studies. Partnerships can be a tool for resource-challenged water systems to improve their technical, financial, and managerial capabilities using a variety of approaches to achieve compliance and long-term sustainability. Simple partnerships can start with systems sharing a piece of equipment such as a backhoe or dump truck to sharing some administrative functions such as billing and customer service. More complex partnerships can be implemented based on the needs of the systems and system-specific conditions.