Asset management can (and should) work for your benefit. Asset management in this sense is defined as "a process for maintaining a desired level of customer service at the best appropriate cost." OAI received training from the EPA and is now an EPA Certified trainer for the EPA's Check Up Program for Small Systems (CUPSS), see below. We are available to put our training to work for you and your water system. In just a few short lessons, you will be in control of this new program and well on the road to:
- Making more informed decisions
- Saving time by planning work schedules ahead
- Backing up budget talks with solid facts you can then present to your Boards
- Improving customer service
- Preparing an asset management plan in seven steps
The Check Up Program for Small Systems (CUPSS) is an easy to learn program developed by the EPA in response to a clear need from communities to consolidate and package asset management materials in an easy-to-use, clear and update-to-date fashion. EPA's Office of Groundwater and Drinking Water (OGWDW) developed CUPSS with the help of a workgroup that included representatives from state agencies, technical assistance organizations, EPA Regional offices, and small waste water and drinking water utilities. With this collaborative approach, EPA was able to develop a comprehensive application that provides all the tools required to implement an asset management program and develop effective asset management plans.
To get started, simply send an email to OAI and put CUPSS in the subject box.