NCRP Small Community Toolbox
The NCRP Small Community Toolbox provides resources and references that allow small communities to approach the management of local water and wastewater infrastructure in a systematic fashion. The Toolbox is not a substitute for professional assistance with operations, management, engineering and legal issues. Rather it is intended to help small utilities develop a “first order” understanding of what their options are, how they should begin to budget, and how to get help.
The goal of the toolbox is to provide additional resources to small communities that help them minimize gaps and allow small and or disadvantaged purveyors to more effectively move through the Utility Management Cycle and access financial and technical assistance.
The six major elements of the Utility Management Cycle are based on the typical approach used by well-run entities implementing significant infrastructure projects. Although this is illustrated here as a generalized cycle, it is adaptable to specific situations. Certain elements may be emphasized more than others; progress may not be linear and looping back or reevaluation of some phases may be warranted. The table below provides an overview of Toolbox Elements as they relate to the Utility Management Cycle.
The following link will allow you to download the Small Community Toolbox Summary Report which was designed to be used as an interactive electronic document. NCRP Small Community Toolbox Summary Report
The following link will allow you to download a zip file of the Toolbox onto your computer:
After unzipping the folder, you will have access to a copy of the Toolbox (see instructions).
Small Community Toolbox Elements
To learn more about this program contact: