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Surface Water Treatment
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.

Public Notice Resources & Templates
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 page.

Fact Sheets & Best Management Practices
Information on water system management, including techniques and best management practices.

Outstanding Performance
Information on the outstanding performance designation for community water systems.

Circuit Rider Program
Through Oregon's Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF), 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.