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New WSU-EFC Asset Management Website Provides Resources and Training Materials

The Wichita State University Environmental Finance Center (WSU-EFC) has developed a new asset management website with short informational videos, one-page resource sheets, and training presentations and materials to help water utility boards, city staff and leaders, and community members understand the importance of asset management, the role of the board, and drinking water regulations. State drinking water programs can use these materials to help implement their capacity development strategies and assist their water systems with asset management.

  • The three short (two and a half minute) videos that are part of the, “Safe, Clean Water. It’s Up to You! – A Utility Board Video Series,” include:
    1. Board Roles and Responsibilities
    2. Safe Drinking Water Regulations
    3. Asset Management Overview
  • The seven, single-page resource sheets provide basic information about asset management, including an overview sheet and regulatory requirements sheet, along with sheets on the five asset management concepts: Level of Service; Current State of the Assets; Criticality; Life Cycle Costing; and Long-term Funding.
  • The training materials include downloadable PowerPoints for a 15-20 minute or one hour presentation, or for a 3-4 hour workshop, as well as materials for non-community water system training. These materials can be customized for use with different audiences and to relay specific information for your state’s regulations and examples pertinent to specific utilities. The accompanying Resource Guide provides instructions and tips for using the presentation materials.

For more information and to download and use the resources and materials, visit the website at:  www.wichita.edu/amboards.