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Main Title Check Up Program for Small Systems, Release 1.3.7, December 2011, User's Guide.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.
Year Published 2012
Report Number EPA 816-R-11-027
Stock Number PB2012-112647
Additional Subjects Water treatment systems ; Asset management ; Waste water treatment ; Management planning and control ; Financial management ; Businesses ; User's guides ; Data collection ; Data base management ; Utility practices ; Cost effectiveness ; Check Up Program for Small Systems (CUPSS) ; User-friendly desktop applications
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NTIS  PB2012-112647 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 02/21/2013
Collation 177p
Abstract
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed Check Up Program for Small Systems (CUPSS) as a user-friendly desktop application to promote the integration of asset management activities into utility practices. CUPSS leads users through a series of modules to collect information on the utility's assets, operation and maintenance activities, and financial status to produce a prioritized asset inventory, financial reports, and a customized asset management plan. CUPSS is free software that makes managing assets easier. It is a desktop system, so no Internet connection is needed, and the software requirements are minimal. CUPSS was designed and developed with input and suggestions from a diverse stakeholder group. CUPSS is designed to help you establish a successful asset management program. Asset management is important for many reasons. Managing assets helps a utility run more efficiently, so you'll spend less time and energy tracking tasks and finances. Three important components of asset management are a comprehensive list of current assets, including information on their condition and useful life; an understanding of the daily/monthly/yearly tasks to maximize the useful life of the assets; and a clear organization system for financial records, which helps identify trends and determine the full cost of doing business. Successful asset management programs are characterized by a commitment to: Allocate people, time, and other resources to implement the program; Focus on making cost-effective asset decisions; Provide a sustainable level of service for the community.