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RCAC: Must Have Financial Policies & Procedures for Small Water Systems

September 15, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Must Have Financial Policies & Procedures for Small Water Systems

Date & Time: September 15, 2022 | 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Location: University of California Merced, Extension Education Building (2145 Wardrobe Ave. Merced, CA 95341)

Description: Your financial policies are the blueprint to building a successful, sustainable water utility. Are yours up-to-date and complete? Polishing your policies can be the cornerstone to providing guidance in decision making, promoting staff efficiency and productivity, and safeguarding assets. The goals of good financial policies and procedures are risk management and to ensure that the utility is consistently operated as a financially sustainable enterprise while providing safe and reliable water, both in the short- and long-term. Decision makers have very important financial responsibilities, including establishing the policy framework governing a utility’s finances. Operators and staff support the board and implement financial management policies on a day-to-day basis and may be instrumental in recommending necessary policies. Comprehensive, well-organized policies should be readily accessible and easy to reference. This is a free training.

Participants will learn:

  • Common financial policies for small water systems
  • The benefits of written, up-to-date policies
  • Which policies to create or update at your system
  • How to create a draft policy using a template

Accreditation: 6 California Drinking Water Contact Hours awarded. Contact hours have been approved for the Registered Environmental Health Specialist Program. Certificates will be available through your profile.



September 15, 2022
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Rural Community Assistance Corporation
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University of California Merced, Extension Education Building
2145 Wardrobe Avenue
Merced, CA 95341 United States
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