Drinking Water Financial Module

Questions to consider and resources

Drinking Water Specific

(Which can be used for other infrastructure as well.)

  • Does your drinking water source, treatment facility or distribution system flood?

https://www.epa.gov/waterutilityresponse/build-flood-resilience-your-water-utility

  • Is your drinking water source, treatment facility, or distribution system impacted by erosion?
  • Can it be protected by a barrier?
  • Is your drinking water source, treatment facility, or distribution system in an area that could be impacted by other environmental events?
  • Has a vulnerability assessment been completed?

Scenario 1: Defend in place

  • Do you know what type of new drinking water infrastructure you will need (source, treatment, distribution)?

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2017-10/documents/epa-ogwdw-publicwatersystems-final508.pdf

https://www.epa.gov/dwsixyearreview/drinking-water-distribution-systems

https://www.epa.gov/dwregdev/drinking-water-treatment-technology-unit-cost-models-and-overview-technologies

https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/tiff2png.cgi/P1009V6Q.PNG?-r+75+-g+7+D%3A%5CZYFILES%5CINDEX%20DATA%5C06THRU10%5CTIFF%5C00001046%5CP1009V6Q.TIF

  • Do you have a drinking water system plan in place?

https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=2000JTPU.txt

http://www.deq.idaho.gov/media/719833-capacity-development-handbook-epa-0799.pdf

http://www.deq.idaho.gov/water-quality/drinking-water/capacity-development/

https://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/DrinkingWater/WaterSystemDesignandPlanning/PlanningRequirements

  • Do you know who to contact in a drinking water emergency?

https://dec.alaska.gov/eh/dw/contact/#nogo

https://dec.alaska.gov/eh/dw/security.aspx

http://www.deq.idaho.gov/water-quality/drinking-water/drinking-water-health-advisories/

http://www.deq.idaho.gov/about-deq/emergency-response-overview/

https://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/DrinkingWater/OfficesandStaff

https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/Pubs/331-211.pdf

https://www.epa.gov/waterutilityresponse/develop-or-update-drinking-water-or-wastewater-utility-emergency-response-plan

https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/emergency-community-water-assistance-grants

  • Do you have engineering assistance?
  • Can any existing facilitates be moved to the location system?
  • Do you have construction permits in place?
  • If you do not have permits do you know who to contact?
  • Do you know what planning and construction funding is available?

https://dec.alaska.gov/water/village-safe-water/funding-conditions/

https://dec.alaska.gov/water/technical-assistance-and-financing/state-revolving-fund/

http://www.deq.idaho.gov/water-quality/grants-loans/water-system-construction-loans/

http://www.infrafunding.wa.gov/downloads/Funding-Program-Summary.pdf

  • Do you have ownership or right of use (easements) for the new location (source, treatment, distribution)?
  • Will you have legal access to all facilities?
  • Is the access passable?
  • Do you have water rights for a new source or can you transfer existing water rights to a new source?
  • Do you have operations permits in place?

https://dec.alaska.gov/DWW/

http://www.deq.idaho.gov/regional-offices-issues/

https://www.doh.wa.gov/DataandStatisticalReports/EnvironmentalHealth/DrinkingWaterSystemData

  • Do you have a certified operator?
  • Do you have the administrative capacity to manage a drinking water facility?
  • Can you pay for O & M of a drinking water facility?

Scenario 2: Relocate to new land base

  • Do you know what type of new drinking water infrastructure you will need (source, treatment, distribution)?

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2017-10/documents/epa-ogwdw-publicwatersystems-final508.pdf

https://www.epa.gov/dwsixyearreview/drinking-water-distribution-systems

https://www.epa.gov/dwregdev/drinking-water-treatment-technology-unit-cost-models-and-overview-technologies

https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/tiff2png.cgi/P1009V6Q.PNG?-r+75+-g+7+D%3A%5CZYFILES%5CINDEX%20DATA%5C06THRU10%5CTIFF%5C00001046%5CP1009V6Q.TIF

  • Do you have a drinking water system plan in place?

https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=2000JTPU.txt

http://www.deq.idaho.gov/media/719833-capacity-development-handbook-epa-0799.pdf

http://www.deq.idaho.gov/water-quality/drinking-water/capacity-development/

https://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/DrinkingWater/WaterSystemDesignandPlanning/PlanningRequirements

  • Do you have engineering assistance?
  • Can any existing facilitates be moved to the location system?
  • Do you have construction permits in place?
  • If you do not have permits do you know who to contact?
  • Do you know what planning and construction funding is available?

https://dec.alaska.gov/water/village-safe-water/funding-conditions/

https://dec.alaska.gov/water/technical-assistance-and-financing/state-revolving-fund/

http://www.deq.idaho.gov/water-quality/grants-loans/water-system-construction-loans/

http://www.infrafunding.wa.gov/downloads/Funding-Program-Summary.pdf

  • Do you have ownership or right of use (easements) for the new location (source, treatment, distribution)?
  • Will you have legal access to all facilities?
  • Is the access passable?
  • Do you have water rights for a new source or can you transfer existing water rights to a new source?
  • Do you have operations permits in place?

https://dec.alaska.gov/DWW/

http://www.deq.idaho.gov/regional-offices-issues/

https://www.doh.wa.gov/DataandStatisticalReports/EnvironmentalHealth/DrinkingWaterSystemData

  • Do you have a certified operator?
  • Do you have the administrative capacity to manage a drinking water facility?
  • Can you pay for O & M of a drinking water facility?

Scenario 3: Relocate to existing community

  • Is there an existing drinking water system?

https://dec.alaska.gov/DWW/

http://www.deq.idaho.gov/regional-offices-issues/

https://www.doh.wa.gov/DataandStatisticalReports/EnvironmentalHealth/DrinkingWaterSystemData

    • Will the existing system need to be expanded to accommodate additional community members?
    • Can the existing system be expanded?
    • Do you MOA/MOU’s in place?
    • If a new drinking water facility is needed, do you know what type of new drinking water infrastructure you will need (source, treatment, distribution)?

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2017-10/documents/epa-ogwdw-publicwatersystems-final508.pdf

https://www.epa.gov/dwsixyearreview/drinking-water-distribution-systems

https://www.epa.gov/dwregdev/drinking-water-treatment-technology-unit-cost-models-and-overview-technologies

https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/tiff2png.cgi/P1009V6Q.PNG?-r+75+-g+7+D%3A%5CZYFILES%5CINDEX%20DATA%5C06THRU10%5CTIFF%5C00001046%5CP1009V6Q.TIF

  • Do you have a drinking water system plan in place?

https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=2000JTPU.txt

http://www.deq.idaho.gov/media/719833-capacity-development-handbook-epa-0799.pdf

http://www.deq.idaho.gov/water-quality/drinking-water/capacity-development/

https://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/DrinkingWater/WaterSystemDesignandPlanning/PlanningRequirements

  • Do you have engineering assistance?
  • Can any existing facilitates be moved to the location system?
  • Do you have construction permits in place?
  • If you do not have permits do you know who to contact?
  • Do you know what planning and construction funding is available?

https://dec.alaska.gov/water/village-safe-water/funding-conditions/

https://dec.alaska.gov/water/technical-assistance-and-financing/state-revolving-fund/

http://www.deq.idaho.gov/water-quality/grants-loans/water-system-construction-loans/

http://www.infrafunding.wa.gov/downloads/Funding-Program-Summary.pdf

  • Do you have ownership or right of use (easements) for the new location (source, treatment, distribution)?
  • Will you have legal access to all facilities?
  • Is the access passable?
  • Do you have water rights for a new source or can you transfer existing water rights to a new source?
  • Do you have operations permits in place?

https://dec.alaska.gov/DWW/

http://www.deq.idaho.gov/regional-offices-issues/

https://www.doh.wa.gov/DataandStatisticalReports/EnvironmentalHealth/DrinkingWaterSystemData

  • Do you have a certified operator?
  • Do you have the administrative capacity to manage a drinking water facility?
  • Can you pay for O & M of a drinking water facility?

Scenario 4: “Do nothing”

  • Do you know what type of drinking water infrastructure you have (source, treatment, distribution)?Do you have a drinking water system plan in place?
  • Do you know who to contact for technical, operational or managerial assistance?

https://www.epa.gov/ground-water-and-drinking-water

https://www.rcac.org/

  • Do you know who to contact in a drinking water emergency?

https://dec.alaska.gov/eh/dw/contact/#nogo

https://dec.alaska.gov/eh/dw/security.aspx

http://www.deq.idaho.gov/water-quality/drinking-water/drinking-water-health-advisories/

http://www.deq.idaho.gov/about-deq/emergency-response-overview/

https://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/DrinkingWater/OfficesandStaff

https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/Pubs/331-211.pdf

https://www.epa.gov/waterutilityresponse/develop-or-update-drinking-water-or-wastewater-utility-emergency-response-plan

https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/emergency-community-water-assistance-grants

  • Do you know what planning and construction funding is available?

https://dec.alaska.gov/water/village-safe-water/funding-conditions/

https://dec.alaska.gov/water/technical-assistance-and-financing/state-revolving-fund/

http://www.deq.idaho.gov/water-quality/grants-loans/water-system-construction-loans/

http://www.infrafunding.wa.gov/downloads/Funding-Program-Summary.pdf

  • Do you have ownership or right of use (easements) for your drinking water infrastructure (source, treatment, distribution)?
  • Will you have legal access to all facilities?
  • Is the access passable?
  • Do you have water rights for your source?
  • Do you have operations permits in place?

https://dec.alaska.gov/DWW/

http://www.deq.idaho.gov/regional-offices-issues/

https://www.doh.wa.gov/DataandStatisticalReports/EnvironmentalHealth/DrinkingWaterSystemData

  • Do you have a certified operator?
  • Do you have the administrative capacity to manage a drinking water facility?
  • Can you pay for O & M of a drinking water facility?

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