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Tools, Training, and Technical Assistance for Small and Rural Wastewater Systems

EPA and its partners have developed many tools and resources for planning, designing, constructing, and maintaining wastewater infrastructure for small and rural communities.


  • Check Up Program for Small Systems (CUPSS)
    This EPA-developed software provides a simple, comprehensive approach to asset management for small water and wastewater utilities in an easy-to-use, no-cost package.
  • Financing Alternatives Comparison Tool (FACT)
    A financial analysis tool developed by EPA to identify the most cost-effective method to fund a wastewater or drinking water management project.
  • The Wastewater Information System Tool (TWIST)
    This computer-based tool allows state and local health departments to inventory and manage small wastewater treatment systems by tracking information on residences and facilities served, permits, site evaluations, types of systems, inspections, and complaints in their jurisdictions.

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Training and Technical Assistance

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Additional Assistance for Tribal Communities

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