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Building the Capacity of Drinking Water Systems

About Asset Management

Asset management is the practice of managing infrastructure capital assets to minimize the total cost of owning and operating them, while delivering the service level customers desire. This management framework has been widely adopted by the water sector as a means to pursue and achieve sustainable infrastructure.

The documents and tools below explain the benefits of asset management and ways to implement specific asset management practices for small systems.

Asset Management Switchboard
The Southwest Environmental Finance Center has partnered with EPA to create a repository of documentation and tools related to Asset Management. Whether you are new to the Asset Management process or just need a refresher on a specific topic, the resource you are looking for is probably here. 

Building an Asset Management Team (EPA 816-F-08-016)
This fact sheet will help you understand forming and having a team can help your water system successfully implement an asset management program.

Asset Management: A Best Practices Guide (EPA 816-F-08-014)
Asset management is maintaining a desired level of service for what you want your assets to provide at the lowest life cycle cost.

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