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Building the Capacity of Drinking Water Systems

Successfully Protecting Your Investment in Drinking Water Infrastructure

Best Practices from Communities and Local Experts

When a system actively understands and manages its assets, the community can better prioritize and fund necessary investments to reduce long-term costs and risk. With a proper plan for asset management, a system can improve service and reliability, reduce risk and unexpected costs, and enhance communication with customers and stakeholders while realizing many additional benefits.

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