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IURC > Water and Wastewater Division > Educational Resources for Small Utilities Educational Resources for Small Utilities

Disclaimer: The content supplied or identified as a small utility resource is provided as a public service by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) for informational purposes only. The IURC is not responsible for the views, interpretations or recommendations made in any program that was developed by a source other than the Commission, including by Commission staff.  The IURC does not endorse any particular product or service discussed herein. Distribution of the information does not constitute acceptance by the IURC. Every possible effort is made to keep the content accurate and current, but the user assumes the risk of verifying any materials used or relied on. Nothing supplied or identified as a Small Utility Resource should be interpreted as legal advice.


The Big Guide for Small Systems: A Resource for Board Members

Management Training Manual for Board Members

A Drop of Knowledge: The Non-operator’s Guide to Drinking Water Systems

A Drop of Knowledge: The Non-operator’s Guide to Waste Water Systems

Talking To Your Decision Makers: A Best Practices Guide

Water System Owner Roles and Responsibilities: A Best Practices Guide

Record Keeping Rules: A Quick Reference Guide

Getting Your Project to Flow Smoothly: A Guide to Developing Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

Strategic Planning: A Handbook for Small Water Systems

Selecting an Engineer in Eight Steps


The Basics of Financial Management for Small-Community Utilities

Running Your System Like a Good Business

USDA Rural Utilities Service Borrower’s Guide: A How-to for Water and Wastewater Loans from USDA Rural Development

USDA Rural Development Loans and Grants Program Website

State Revolving Fund Loan Programs Website

Small Utility Accounting Manual

Small System Guide: Understanding Utility Financial Statements


Asset Management: A Best Practices Guide

Asset Management: A Handbook for Small Water Systems

Check Up Program for Small Systems

Taking Stock of Your Water System – A Simple Asset Inventory for Very Small Drinking Water Systems

Creating a Useful System Manual Documenting Standard Operating Procedures Ensures Continuity

Preventive Maintenance Program - Guide for Small Public Water Systems Using Groundwater

Protecting Water Quality by Optimizing the Operation and Maintenance of Distribution Systems

Cross-Connection Control: A Best Practices Guide

Sustainable Infrastructure for Small System Public Services: A Planning and Resource Guide

Drinking Water Security for Small Systems Serving 3,300 or Fewer Persons

Security Vulnerability Guide for Small Water Systems: Below 3,300 Customers | Between 3,300 and 10,000 Customers

Using Technical, Managerial, and Financial Capacity to Improve System Security – Suggestions for States

10 Ways to Prepare for a Drought-Related Water Shortage

Flood Resilience: A Basic Guide for Water and Wastewater Utilities