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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:
Rules Governing Proceedings (pdf)
2016 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 2016 will be held at Salem Willow Lake Wastewater Plant, Keizer.
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.