Water systems that treat surface water sources have to deal with complex regulatory requirements, constantly changing raw water quality, and costly management of various assets. Visit our Surface Water Treatment
site for information and tools needed to optimize water treatment processes and maximize public health protection without costly capital improvements.
Water systems are required to issue public notices to alert consumers under specific circumstances (for example, when exceeding a Maximum Contaminant Level, failing to complete required tests, failing to report the results, or failing to meet treatment techniques). Information on the public notification requirements and templates for issuing public notices can be found our Public Notice Resources & Templates
Information on water system management, including techniques and best management practices.
Information on the outstanding performance designation for community water systems.
Through the Oregon Safe Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund (SDWRLF), contracts have been established with drinking water Circuit Riders to provide on-site technical services for community water systems serving populations under 10,000 and non-transient non-community non-profit schools at no charge. Click here
for more information on the circuit rider program.
The Pipeline newsletter is published quarterly by Oregon Drinking Water Services (DWS) for the purpose of providing useful information on technology, training, and regulatory and policy issues for public water systems in order to improve the quality of drinking water in Oregon. Past issues are available for download here