A Planning and Resource Guide
At the local level, decision-makers and staff deal with the challenges of operating their small utility on a daily basis. They must make decisions on operating costs, with aging infrastructure, with the pressures of increasing regulatory compliance, with volunteer burnout, and many other factors. Put together with the growth of sustainability as a measure of a utility’s success, the processes of incorporating “green” practices can further burden a small utility.
This planning and resource guide is a starting place for very small (fewer than 1,000 connections) to medium (up to 5,000 connections) communities to initiate and integrate green elements in their facilities and projects. (RCAP publication 2011.)