The team at WaterOperator.org recognizes that tribally-owned and operated public water systems often face unique challenges. To that end we are constantly mindful of providing information and resources that are tailored to this audience. Our offerings include:
Tribal Utility Governance Program
The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP), Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) and Community Resource Group (CRG), in collaboration with the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA) and WaterOperator.org (formerly SmallWaterSupply.org), developed the Tribal Utility Governance Program (TUG). This tribal-specific program provided training and technical assistance on utility management, financial and managerial capacity issues for personnel of tribally-owned and operated public water systems (PWS).
The trainings are now completed; however, the TUG manual and recordings of the training modules are available below. The manual contains worksheets, sample forms and road-tested tools.
For information on current certification in tribal utility management, see ITCA's Tribal Utility Management Level 1 Certification (TUMC1).