Monument Valley, Navajo Nation 

In addition to the tribal resources listed in our calendar and documents database, has been involved in the development of several other tools and programs for tribes. Resources currently available include the Tribal Utility News newsletter and the Tribal Contact Manager, both of which are discussed below. We have also been working with the RCAP network, ITCA, and USET to promote Native American Water Masters’ Association (NAWMA) workgroups for tribal utility personnel. For more information on NAWMA partners, topics, and meetings, see this page. In 2013, we also promoted the Tribal Utility Governance (TUG) program, which provided training and technical assistance on utility management topics. Though TUG trainings are no longer being offered, you can access the associated manual and recordings of the trainings here.

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Information for Tribes and Tribal Assistance Providers

Read the latest posts from the blog on topics relevant to tribal water supplies. Visit our blog archive for additional articles.

Tribal Contact Manager

The tribal contact manager is a listing of all of the national, state, and regional groups that serve tribal water and wastewater systems and operators. With easy-to-use filters, providers assisting tribes within a designated geographic area can be identified. Development of the contact manager has been in partnership with USEPA and IHS, based on recommendations from the Infrastructure Task Force To Improve Access to Safe Drinking Water and Basic Sanitation in Indian Country.

Watch the video below for a demonstration on using the contact manager.

Additional Resources

While tribal water and wastewater systems share many of the same characteristics as other small and rural systems, they do also experience unique challenges. The following links include a variety of resources designed specifically for tribes and the providers who serve them.

Past Issues of Tribal Utility News