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The Power of Partnership: Sharing Resources with Neighboring Systems

Date: 04/18/2019

Location: Menasha

No-Cost Workshop:
The Power of Partnership: Sharing Resources with Neighboring Systems

April 18, 2019 | 9:00am-4:15pm
Menasha, WI
East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, Suite 100
400 Ahnaip St., Menasha, WI 54942
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Contact Hours:  This course is approved for 5.5 Municipal Waterworks or Wastewater continuing education hours.

Cost: Complimentary.

Running a small system can be challenging. Along with meeting regulatory obligations and satisfying customer expectations, you may have issues with aging infrastructure, lack of personnel, and limited financial resources. Furthermore, small systems often cost more to operate per capita than large systems because of economy of scale. This can further complicate operations. One strategy to address these challenges is to work with other utilities. In this workshop, we will discuss various approaches to collaboration including:

Informal information sharing
Sharing personnel
Leveraging shared purchasing power
Helping maintain regulatory compliance
How to prepare your utility for knowledge or technology transfer
Trainers: James Markham – Research Scientist, Southwest Environmental Finance Center; Hayley Hajic – Research Scientist, Southwest Environmental Finance Center

Contact: Tara Hackel,



Regions Participating: Southern, Southeast, Lake Michigan, West Central, North Central, Northwest