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View the variety of classes offered by SC Rural Water Association (SCWRA). Descriptions include the continuing education hours given per class and the applicable licensures.
The WEASC and SCAWWA, together the South Carolina Water Associations, provide educational and networking opportunities that promote and preserve South Carolina’s water resources.
The Municipal Elected Officials Institute consists of both in-person and online courses for elected officials. Those who complete all of the required coursework receive a certificate and graduate from the Institute.
The Institute of Government for County Officials from the South Carolina Association of Counties (SCAC) strives to develop skillful and informed county leaders through advocacy, education, and collaboration. The Association offers a strong portfolio of educational programs with opportunities for orientation, certification, e-learning, and more.
RCAP offers interactive, participant-based in-person and online training and workshop opportunities led by subject matter experts on a wide-range of topics.
Learn more about workforce issues and access the avenues for recruitment and training in the water sector.
A list of resources for Workforce Development and Planning.
A database of training events and free resources for small system operators.
Resources to help public water systems build their technical, managerial, and financial (TMF) capacity.
The Simple Tools for Effective Performance (STEP) guide series are designed to help owners and operators of community water systems and non-transient non-community water systems gain understanding on a variety of drinking water topics.
Tools and resources to promote effective utility management in the water sector.
EPA and its partners have developed many tools and resources for planning, designing, constructing, and maintaining wastewater infrastructure for small and rural communities.
Moving Toward Sustainability: Sustainable and Effective Practices for Creating Your Own Water Utility Roadmap was developed with extensive input from leading utilities, states, and professional associations. Its purpose is to assist utility leaders in implementing proven and effective practices over time to improve their operations and move toward sustainability, at a pace consistent with their needs and the needs of their communities. The document provides utilities with a cohesive structure to help them systematically address various challenges proactively and with confidence to create an individualized “roadmap” as they move toward sustainable operations over time.
The Effective Utility Management (EUM) Initiative takes a broad look at all aspects of water sector system sustainability, from product quality to customer satisfaction.
A list of resources related to utility management.
This Rural and Small Systems Guidebook to Sustainable Utility Management speaks to the challenges many rural and small systems face when it comes to significant management and operational issues, aging or inadequate infrastructure, recruiting and retaining staff, and more. This guidebook helps rural and small water and wastewater systems become more successful and efficient service providers.
This tool contains a series of materials and instructions to help both rural and small systems and service providers market and conduct workshops based on the guidebook.
Tools that explain the benefits of asset management and ways to implement specific asset management practices for small systems.
A list of resources and tools available for Asset Management.
A resource list for mapping Small & Rural Water Systems.
A list of resources related to system regionalization.
A list of resources related to Water Loss Control.
A tool for conducting an annual water audit and using the results to guide a program for cost-effective water loss control and revenue recovery.
A list of resources to assist with the preparation of a disaster and emergency response plan, as well as checklists to help guide you through assessments of risk and resiliency.
Links to information about permitting and other regulatory requirements for water utilities.
The Local Government Environmental Assistance Network (LGEAN) is a “first-stop shop” providing environmental management, planning, funding, and regulatory information for local government officials, appointed officials, managers, and staff.
A guide to evaluating system viability for proposed public water systems.
The 208 Water Quality Management Plan for the Non-designated Areas of South Carolina (208 Plan) is the guiding document in the 22 counties where DHEC is responsible for wastewater planning. It details wastewater management policies and lists the management agencies in each county that are responsible for and legally capable of carrying out those policies.