This page provides links to various resources for managers and operators of water supply systems of all sizes.
Learn about various kinds of plans that help your organization to be sustainable: Planning for Water Suppliers
Find out about the components required to create a sustainable organization: Sustainable Organizations
How do you answer the question: Is your small water system sustainable?
All water systems must manage risk and ensure effective communications with customers. These resources will help you to provide effective insurance protection and to communicate easily with your customers: Affordable Insurance program Canadian Water Websites Insurance for Water Systems - Slideshow
For an uncomplicated Guide to climate change and water supply: Water/Climate Change Toolkit
Climate change puts many water supply systems at risk. Follow this link for more information: Water and Climate Change
Best Management Practices (BMPs) are simply ways that certain things are done in the best-performing organizations. Financial BMPs will help your organization to achieve long-term financial sustainability. And the video accessed from the other link link below will help best practices in governance.
Financial Best Management Practices - SIS Guides
Water Rate Structures
Governance and Roles for Trustees
Legal Issues and Water Supply - Legal issues associated with the governance and management of water utilities and other infrastructure organizations
These documents are edited summaries of best practices extracted from the National Guide to Sustainable Municipal Infrastructure. These summaries are made freely available online to all Canadians and are provided for educational purposes. The summaries and original documents are intended for general guidance only. Note that best practices are not a replacement for proper engineering and should not preclude or supersede regulatory requirements. These documents are provided subject to the disclaimers given in the documents.
These links provide information related to the new groundwater licensing requirements in BC:
BC Government - Water FrontCounterBC
The following links take you to resources that will help with the planning, design and operation of community water systems:
Design Guidelines for Rural Residential Community Water Systems
Best Practice Guidelines for Approving New Small Water Systems
Guidelines for the Construction of Waterworks
Guidelines for the Approval of Water Systems
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