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Handbook on Wastewater Management for Local Representatives

This is a free publication intended for mayors, town supervisors, administrators, clerks, treasurers,and sewer board members
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The Handbook on Wastewater Management for Local Representatives is a 148 page reference which includes valuable information on administration, management, and financial planning. The handbook helps elected officials better understand wastewater infrastructure issues.

The sewers and wastewater treatment plants represent a huge capital asset.

The Handbook outlines the "Ten Steps to Protect & Maintain Your Wastewater Utility".

These "steps" are key to ensure compliance and sustainability.

The handbook was developed by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, the NY Water Environment Association, and the Environmental Finance Center at Syracuse University for non-technical people that may be responsible for the overall performance of the system.

The Handbook on Wastewater Management for Local Representatives (PDF) (6.72 MB) focuses on educating, protecting, and investing in wastewater infrastructure. It has also been broken down into smaller files, which can be found on the right side of this page.

The handbook is also available on the New York Water Environment Association by clicking on the NYWEA link in the right navigation bar. Just click on "Wastewater Handbook"!