United States
Environmental Protection
Check Up Program for Small Systems (CUPSS)
An Asset Management Tool for Drinking Water and Wastewater Utilities
What's Up with CUPSS?

January 2016
Welcome to CUPSS
Asset management helps
utilities improve system
sustainability arid cost
effectiveness. CUPSS
provides all the tools required
for drinking water and
wastewater utilities to
implement an asset
management program and
develop effective asset
management plans.
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CUPSS Users Listserv
CUPSS Trainers Listserv
Share Your CUPSS
We'd love to hear from you!
Submit your stories,
technical questions, and asset
management questionsto
Happy New Year!
The CUPSS Team is kicking off 2016 with several new updates and upcoming events to
CUPSS Version 1.3.9
The Check Up Program for Small Systems (CUPSS) has been upgraded! CUPSS Version
1.3.9 is now available on the CUPSS website. Enhancement to the software includes an
Asset Plus Costs report. The new report allows users to view asset details and the
associated O&M costs for the selected assets. As a result, users develop a snapshot of
the total costs of assets for the current year and previous years.
Remember that you can safely download the new version without losing any of your
existing data. Additional information on the new enhancements will be shared during
the CUPSS Community Call in February and the CUPSS Train-the-Trainer webinars in
March and September.
Download the new version of CUPSS at:
If you have any questions about upgrading to the new version, please email:
New! CUPSS Website
The new and improved CUPSS website is now LIVE! The website
is divided into four main pages: CUPSS Background, CUPSS
Software, Training Resources, and Frequent Questions.
The website can be viewed at:
Check out the new Capacity Development and Operator
Certification website at:
http://www.epa.gov/ dwcapacity
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What's Up With CUPSS?
CUPSS Coordinator	
There have recently been some changes in CUPSS
leadership at EPA!
Susanna Bains has taken the role of CUPSS
Coordinator within the Office of Ground Water and
Drinking Water (OGWDW) at EPA. Susanna has spent
the past year working on trainings, enhancements, and
technical assistance for CUPSS, and plansto continue
to find ways to further promote asset management for
small systems in 2016.
As part of these efforts, EPA is re-convening an Asset
Management Workgroup. This workgroup began in
2012 to identify best practices that states could use to
encourage asset management implementation at
drinking water systems. The workgroup developed two
products: 1) State Asset Management initiatives and 2)
The Reference Guide for Asset Management Tools, in
2016, the workgroup will build on this work to identify
ways states and TA providers can promote asset
management to local decision makers.
If you are interested in participating in the workgroup
or have any additional questions regarding asset
management activities, email
bains.susanna@epa.gov for more information,
CUPSS Champion	
Now taking nominations for the next
CUPSS Asset Management Champion!
Know of someone who has done
remarkable work in using or promoting
' r vV ~ CUPSS or other asset management tools?
I ¦ We're taking nominations forthe next
R I CUPSS Asset Management Champion!
This person will be highlighted in the next
"What's up with CUPSS?" newsletter. So
send in your nomination today to
Upcoming Events	
CUPSS Community Call
The next CUPSS Community Call will be held on:
February 10th, 1:00-2:00 pm Eastern Time
Topicsforthe 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!
To register, click here:
Train-the-Trainer Webinar Series 2016
EPA will host the CUPSS Train-the-Trainer Webinar
Series twice in 2016. This 6-hour presentation, separated
into three 2-hour sessions, consists of comprehensive
training on how to use the CUPSS software. It includes an
overview of each module (accompanied with
screenshots), followed by hands-on exercises on how to
use the modules. To participate in this training,
participants will be asked to log in from their own
computer. Those who complete the assignments given
after each session will receive a CUPSS Certificate of
Completion and be added to the CUPSS Trainers
Directory. Save the dates listed below (all times are
displayed in Eastern Time), and more information on
registration will follow.
March 1st, 8th, and 15th, 1:00-3:00 pm ET
September 14th, 2.1st, and 28th, 1:00-3:00 pm ET
Interested in viewing the most recent Trainers Directory? It
is now posted on the "Resources for CUPSS Trainers"page
on the website:
h ttp://www. epa. gov/dwcapacity/resources-cupss-
United States
Environmental Protection
How can I obtain a copy of CUPSS?
Download it off the CUPSS website: http://www.epa.gov/dwcapacity/learn-about-check-program-
small-systerns-cupss-softwa re
Contact CUPSS!
Email us at cupss@epa.gov for questions or more information.