Set a Course for Your Community

The water utility is the backbone of the community. It provides safe drinking water and ensures economic vitality. As a board or council member, it is your job to make informed choices about complex managerial, financial, and technical aspects of running a high quality water utility.  Join in a regional workshop to discuss a variety of topics that can help you learn about how your utility operates and the goals for the future. (No cost to participate!)


Upcoming Workshops

Water Utility Board & Council Workshop - Genoa | REGISTER
Genoa City Offices
107 N Walnut St, Genoa, NE 68640
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Apr 23, 2024 | 5:30 - 8:30pm CT
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Water Utility Board & Council Workshop - McCook | REGISTER
US Bureau of Reclamation
1706 W 3rd St, McCook, NE, 69001
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Apr 24, 2024 01:00 - 04:00pm CT
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Water Operators may receive 1.5 hours of continuing education. City Clerks may receive 3 hours of continuing education. Hosted by WSU Environmental Finance Center in partnership with the Nebraska Department of Environment & Energy.


Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy Drinking Water Capacity Development 

The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) Drinking Water Capacity Development program is responsible for:

  • Overseeing and implementing Nebraska's Capacity Development Strategy;
  • Coordinating services to assist public water systems with technical, managerial, and financial concerns using the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund;
  • Providing training to water system personnel regarding capacity development, asset management, and other related activities.
Environmental Finance Center at Wichita State University

The Environmental Finance Center at Wichita State University (EFC WSU) serves as the EFC for EPA Region 7 (KS, NE, IA, MO).  The EFC helps communities in the region and nationally build capacity to address environmental concerns.

Asset Management for Utility Boards/Councils Resources and Tools Community Sustainability Tool 

Southwest Environmental Finance Center

The Southwest Environmental Finance Center (SWEFC) serves at the EFC for EPA Region 6.  Their expertise on asset management and finance for small utilities is helpful for all communities to address technical and financial capacity concerns.

Noncommunity Asset Management Training Integrated Asset Management Framework Water Utility Financial Analysis 

Environmental Finance Center Network

The Environmental Finance Center Network (EFCN) is a university- and non-profit-based organization consisting of Environmental Finance Centers across the US that are creating innovative solutions to the difficult how-to-pay issues of environmental protection and environmental infrastructure.

Free Technical Assistance Resources Training and Events