Become a CUPSS Trainer or Learn More about Asset Management

Just a reminder that next week begins the April EPA CUPSS Train-the-Trainer series.  Three sessions are on offer:

CUPSS Train-the-Trainer Session 1:  Setting up CUPSS and My Inventory.  Learn how to install and navigate CUPSS, create an asset inventory, and set up a customized asset report.

DATE:              Tuesday, April 4, 2017

TIME:               1:00-3:00PM (eastern)

REGISTER:      http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=3525&evt=cupss4417

 

CUPSS Train-the-Trainer Session 2:  My O&M and My Finances.  Create your operation and maintenance tasks, enter finance information, and determine your financial forecast.

DATE:              Tuesday, April 11, 2017

TIME:               1:00-3:00PM (eastern)

REGISTER:      http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=3526&evt=cupss41117

 

CUPSS Train-the-Trainer Session 3:  My CUPSS Plan, Advanced Features, and Tips for Trainers.  Create a custom asset management plan, CUPSS troubleshooting tips, and advanced features.

DATE:              Tuesday, April 18, 2017

TIME:               1:00-3:00PM (eastern)

REGISTER:      http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=3528&evt=cupss41817

NOTE:  If you attend all three sessions and complete the required assignments after each session, you will receive a CUPSS Trainer Certificate as well as have your name put into the CUPSS Trainers Directory.  However, feel free to sit in on any of the webinars – even if you’re not planning to become a CUPSS trainer.

New CUPSS Training

Want to know more about how CUPSS (the Check Up Program for Small Systems) works?  Want to become a CUPSS trainer?  Then the information below is for you!

This 6-hour webinar training is divided across three separate, two hour sessions.  It consists of comprehensive training on how to use CUPSS software to implement asset management practices at small water and wastewater systems.  Each session will contain an overview of a CUPSS module, followed by live demonstrations.  AND…participants who complete the assignments after each session will receive a CUPSS Trainers Certificate and will be included in the CUPSS Trainers Directory.

CUPSS Train-the-Trainer Session 1:  Setting up CUPSS and My Inventory:  Learn how to install and navigate CUPSS, create an asset inventory, and set up a customized asset report

DATE:              Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

TIME:               1:00-3:00PM (eastern)

REGISTER:      http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=3525&evt=cupss4417

CUPSS Train-the-Trainer Session 2:  My O&M and My Finances:  Create your operation and maintenance tasks, enter finance information, and determine your financial forecast

DATE:              Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

TIME:               1:00-3:00PM (eastern)

REGISTER:      http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=3526&evt=cupss41117

CUPSS Train-the-Trainer Session 3:  My CUPSS Plan, Advanced Features, and Tips for Trainers:  Create a custom asset management plan, CUPSS troubleshooting tips, and advanced features

DATE:              Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

TIME:               1:00-3:00PM (eastern)

REGISTER:      http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=3528&evt=cupss41817

For questions or to receive more information, please email cupss@epa.gov.

Looking for Helpful Asset Management Training? Read on…

EPA’s Sustainable Systems Team is offering a three-part training on CUPSS – the Check Up Program for Small Systems.  CUPSS software can help small water and wastewater systems implement asset management practices.

Each of the three 2-hour sessions will contain an overview of a CUPSS module supported by live demonstrations. Participants who complete the assignments after each session will receive a CUPSS Trainers Certificate and will be included in the CUPSS Trainers Directory

Session 1:  Setting up CUPSS and My Inventory

DATE:              Thursday, September 15

TIME:               1:00-3:00PM (eastern)

REGISTER:      http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=2719&evt=cupss091516

 

Session 2:  My O&M and My Finances

DATE:              Thursday, September 22

TIME:               1:00-3:00PM (eastern)

REGISTER:      http://login,icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=27200&evt=cupss092216

 

Session 3:  My CUPSS Plan, Advanced Features, and Tips for Trainers

DATE:              Thursday, September 29

TIME:               1:00-3:00PM (eastern)

REGISTER:      http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=2721&evt=cupss092916

 

An Interesting CUPSS Success Story

The Check Up Program for Small Systems (CUPSS) is holding their next Community call on May 24.

This call will feature a presentation by Art Astarita (RCAP Maine) who will share some “How to” suggestions for using CUPSS, as well as a real life example of five systems in Oxford County, Maine, who have developed a collective asset management plan and are beginning to discuss collaboration projects.  Art will discuss how he is facilitating these initial meetings and how the systems can benefit from partnering by presenting examples from other established Maine regional water councils.

 

DATE:              Tuesday, May 24, 2016

TIME:               1:00-2:00PM (eastern)

REGISTER:      http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=2718&evt=cupss052416

EPA Upgrades the Check Up Program for Small Systems (CUPSS) Asset Management Tool

The Check Up Program for Small Systems (CUPSS) has recently been upgraded. CUPSS is a comprehensive application that provides all the tools required for small drinking water and wastewater utilities to implement an asset management program and develop effective asset management plans. EPA’s new enhancement to the software now includes an Asset Plus Costs report. The new report allows users to view asset details and the associated operations and maintenance costs for the selected assets. As a result, users can develop a snapshot of the total costs of assets for the current year and previous years.

Click Learn more. to learn more about CUPSS tools, trainers, and software.

Want to be a CUPSS Trainer?

If you’d like to become proficient in using the CUPSS (Check Up Program for Small Systems) software as part of your work with assistance providers, training entities, or small water systems, here’s how to begin.

EPA is hosting a three-part Train-the-Trainer CUPSS webinar series on March 1st, 8th, and 15th.  The series (2 hours each) will culminate in participants’ successful use of the CUPSS software to implement asset management practices at small water and wastewater systems.  Each session will include an overview of a CUPSS module, followed by live demonstrations.  Participants who complete the assignments after each session will receive a CUPSS Trainers Certificate and will be included in the CUPSS Trainers Directory.  There is no cost to participate but you must register in advance.

Session 1:  Setting up CUPSS and My Inventory – Learn how to install and navigate CUPSS, create an asset inventory, and set up a customized asset report.

DATE:              March 1, 2016s

TIME:               1:00-3:00PM (eastern)

REGISTER:      http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=2515&evt=030116

Session 2:  My O&M and My Finances – Create your operation and maintenance tasks, enter finance information, and determine your financial forecast.

DATE:              March 8, 2016s

TIME:               1:00-3:00PM (eastern)

REGISTER:      http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=2517&evt=030816

Session 3:  My CUPSS Plan, Advanced Features, and Tips for Trainers – Create a custom asset management plan, CUPSS troubleshooting tips, and advanced features.

DATE:              March 15, 2016s

TIME:               1:00-3:00PM (eastern)

REGISTER:      http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=2518&evt=031516

Put the CUPSS Community Call on your Calendar

The CUPSS Team is hosting the next CUPSS Community Call on Wednesday, February 10 to showcase and demonstrate the new CUPSS Asset Plus Costs Report and ‘CUPSS in Action’ that focuses on tribal efforts related to asset management.

DATE:              February 10, 2016

TIME:               1:00-2:00PM (eastern)

REGISTER:  http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=2358&evt=cupss21016&t=506090318

If you have any questions, please email cupss@epa.gov.

CUPSS Community Newsletter is Attached

Happy 2016! The CUPSS (Check Up Program for Small Systems) Team at EPA Headquarters has some new updates and events to share with the CUPSS community. Check out the this link What’s Up With CUPSS_January2016_Final to download the latest Newsletter. You’ll find information on an upcoming CUPSS Community Call, 2016 Train-the-Trainer webinars, and the new CUPSS enhancement. Don’t hesitate to send any questions or comments tocupss@epa.gov.

Calling All CUPSS Trainers

Registration is now available for the February CUPSS Community Call.  Topics for the call will include an introduction to the new CUPSS Asset Plus Costs report and a presentation on asset management and CUPSS implementation at tribal systems. More information to follow!

DATE:              Wednesday, February 10

TIME:               1:00-2:00PM (eastern)

REGISTER:      http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=2358&evt=cupss21016

 

National Capacity Development & Operator Certification Workshop a Success

Nearly 130 partners and colleagues from the small water system community in 36 states and Washington, DC came together this week in Dallas to discuss opportunities to enhance capacity development and operator certification programs across the states.  The Workshop theme, Roadmap to the Future:  Building Sustainability & Integrating Resiliency, sparked numerous brainstorming sessions, presentations from subject matter experts, and calls for development of forward thinking ‘next steps’ strategies.  Contributors included state capacity development, operator certification, and DWSRF program staff, EPA Headquarters and Regional staff, other Federal agency partners, and assistance providers from each of the major training organizations.  Discussions ranged across a broad spectrum of topics such as water system partnerships, financial capacity, resiliency, operator training and workforce, sustainability and collaboration, and communication and community relationships.

The Workshop was cohosted by ASDWA and EPA’s Sustainable Systems Team.  Efforts are already under way to develop a workshop summary, post presentations, and outline strategies to take appropriate next steps based on participant input related to challenges and opportunities.  ASDWA will keep you informed of the progress of these various follow up efforts and share materials and information as soon as they become available.