Providing project development technical assistance to small, rural communities that must upgrade their drinking water or wastewater systems
The Small Communities Initiative (SCI) Program provides technical assistance to small, rural communities required to meet the same public health and environmental mandates as larger cities, but often lacking the administrative, technical or financial capacity to do so effectively. The program:
- Works with small, rural cities, unincorporated communities, utility districts and water associations referred by the departments of Health and Ecology.
- Provides technical advice and facilitation services to local elected officials and staff to develop infrastructure projects, make strategic investments, identify and access appropriate fund sources.
Provide technical assistance to rural communities upgrading their drinking water or wastewater systems