The information presented in this document is based on the Asset Management approach of Australia and New Zealand as contained in the International Infrastructure Management Manual. It is consistent with the approach of EPA’s Advanced Asset Management training. This document is also based on the earlier Asset Management: A Guide for Water and Wastewater Systems, 2009 Edition, written by the New Mexico Environmental Finance Center (NM EFC.) Additional information for this manual was gained through site visits and interviews with Asset Management practitioners in Australia and New Zealand and through direct experience working with communities to implement asset management.

The NM EFC also wishes to acknowledge all of the water and wastewater utility personnel and elected officials who graciously gave their time to be filmed for this manual. They were willing to share their experiences in Asset Management with us and we were able to create many, many video clips to share their information and allow you, the user of this manual, to learn from their experiences.