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About the Advisory Committee
Enacted by Senate Bill 156 in 2007, the Drinking Water Advisory Committee (DWAC) was created to advise and assist Drinking Water Services on policies related to the protection, safety and regulation of public drinking water in Oregon. Among the policies developed are best management practices for water systems and suppliers. According to Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 448.153, DWAC consists of 15 members (appointed by the State Public Health Officer) that serve three-year terms, meet at least four times annually, and represent served communities, advocacy groups and professional organizations. Community and groups represented including the following:

Advisory Committee

Rules Governing Proceedings (pdf)

2017 Meeting Dates
Meetings are held quarterly and are open to the public. Meetings are held from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PST). The meetings for 2017 will be held at Salem Willow Lake Wastewater Plant, Keizer.

  • February 15, 2017 (rescheduled from January 18)
  • April 19, 2017
  • July 19, 2017
  • October 18, 2017

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Minutes

Newspaper Articles

Lead in School Drinking Water

Community Water Systems

Advisory Committee Members
The State Public Health Officer appoints 15 advisory committee members for three-year terms. Individual committee members represent served communities, advocacy groups and professional organizations. ​​​