Smart Management for Small Water Systems


About the Environmental Finance Center Network (EFCN)

The Environmental Finance Center Network (EFCN) is a university-based organization creating innovative solutions to the difficult how-to-pay issues of environmental protection and improvement. The EFCN works with the public and private sectors to promote sustainable environmental solutions while bolstering efforts to manage costs.


The Smart Management for Small Water Systems Program

This program is offered free of charge to all who are interested. The Project Team will conduct activities in every state, territory, and the Navajo Nation. All small drinking water systems are eligible to receive free training and technical assistance.


What We Offer

Individualized technical assistance, workshops, small group support, webinars, eLearning, online tools & resources.


25 Questions for Assessing Your Water System's Financial Health.

This interactive, self-assessment tool is designed to help evaluate your water system's financial capacity. Based on your responses to 25 questions, the tool provides feedback and an overall scoring assessment. It also provides additional information on each question, as well as links to on-line training resources. Whether you score well or poorly, the focus is on fostering better understanding of financial capacity issues and linking you to resources that can serve to enhance your system's fiscal vitality.


Click here to access the survey.


To access resources and training events offered through this program, please visit the Smart Management for Small Water Systems website or:


Contact Martha Sheils: efc@maine.edu

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