Title: Capacity development assessment
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Title: Capacity development assessment
Alternate Title: Capital assessment development
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: United States Virgin Islands. Department of Planning and Natural Resources. Division of Environmental Protection. V.I. Drinking Water Capital Improvements Grants Program.
Publisher: United States Virgin Islands. Department of Planning and Natural Resources. Division of Environmental Protection. V.I. Drinking Water Capital Improvements Grants Program.
Publication Date: 2002
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Subject: Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
Caribbean
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Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
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Virgin Islands Department of Planning & Natural Resources Capital Assessment Development
Division of Environmental Protection April 2002
V.I. Drinking Water Capital Improvement Grants Program


CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT ASSESSMENT

Water system capacity is the ability to plan for, achieve, and maintain compliance with
applicable drinking water to the public. Before a drinking water capital improvements
grant can be awarded to a public water system, the system must demonstrate that it has
adequate technical, financial, and managerial capabilities (TFM). Public water systems
that do not have adequate TFM are not eligible to be funded unless the public water
system agrees to make appropriate changes in operation (management, rate structure,
maintenance, consolidation, alternative supplies, etc.) that will ensure the long term
capacity of the system. Your answers to the following questions will serve to
demonstrate your system's capacity for determining eligibility for receiving a Drinking
Water Capital Improvements Grant.

TECHNICAL CAPACITY

Technical capacity is the physical and operational ability of a water system to deliver safe
drinking water and to meet SDWA requirements. Technical capacity refers to the
physical infrastructure of the water system, including the adequacy of source water and
the adequacy of treatment, storage, and distribution infrastructure. It also refers to the
ability of system personnel to adequately operate and maintain the system and to
otherwise implement requisite technical knowledge.

What is the source of water for the public water system?


Is the source of water reliable, generally good quality and adequately protected?


Can the system provide water that meets SDWA standards? Yes No

What is the condition of the system's infrastructure, including the following:
Well(s) or sources of water intakes?
Treatment Unit(s)?
Storage facility(ies)?
Distribution system?

What is the infrastructure's life expectancy?

Does the system have a capital improvement plan? Yes No

If yes, please explain it or attach a copy of it to this form.






Virgin Islands Department of Planning & Natural Resources
Division of Environmental Protection
V.I. Drinking Water Capital Improvement Grants Program


Capital Assessment Development
April 2002


Does the system have an effective operation and maintenance program? Please describe
it.





Does the system's operators) have documented training and knowledge of drinking
water treatment technology and the operation of drinking water systems? Please describe
training.




Does the operators) have sufficient knowledge of applicable drinking water standards?
Please describe education and experience.


Can the operators) effectively implement this technical knowledge? Yes No

FINANCIAL CAPACITY

Financial capacity is a water system's ability to acquire and manage sufficient financial
resources to allow the system to achieve and maintain compliance with the SDWA
requirements.

Do revenues cover the cost of water and costs to operate and maintain the system in
compliance with SDWA standards?


How does the system manage its revenues effectively? Please explain.





Is the system financially healthy? Does it have access to capital through public or private
sources?


Are adequate books and records maintained? Are appropriate budgeting, accounting, and
financial planning methods used? What methods are used?


Are capital improvements to the system included in the financial planning? Please
describe.






Virgin Islands Department of Planning & Natural Resources
Division of Environmental Protection
V.I. Drinking Water Capital Improvement Grants Program


Capital Assessment Development
April 2002


MANAGERIAL CAPACITY

Managerial capacity is the ability of a water system to conduct its affairs in a manner
enabling the system to achieve and maintain compliance with the SDWA requirements.
Managerial capacity refers to the system's institutional and administrative capabilities.

Are the system owners clearly identified? Can they be held accountable for the system?
Please list them.


Is the system operators) and managers) clearly identified? Please list them.


Is the system properly organized and staffed? Please describe organization and staffing
positions.





Do personnel understand the management aspects of regulatory requirements and system
operations?


Do personnel have adequate expertise or training to manage water system operations?
Describe expertise and training below.




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