The goal of the RUBA Program is to increase the managerial and financial capacity of rural water and wastewater utilities. The program is advisory only, travel and assistance is at the request of the local utility. The RUBA program began in 1994, in 1996 the federal government made changes to the Safe Drinking Water Act which required states to assure that new systems are viable and that there is sufficient local technical, managerial, and financial capacity to operate a water or wastewater system.
The program provides capacity building assistance to rural utilities throughout all regions of the state. One-on-one training in the community is provided between RUBA staff and the local utility staff. Utility staff can attend one, or all eight, of the 32-hour classes offered at various hub communities.
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Division of Community and Regional Affairs
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1640
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-4556 FAX: (907) 269-4563