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Drinking Water Requirements for States and Public Water Systems

Drinking Water Training

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This page provides information on upcoming and past training opportunities for drinking water professionals, public officials, and citizens interested in gaining knowledge and skills related to compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act, Building the Capacity of Drinking Water Systems, and Drinking Water Grant Opportunities

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Upcoming Drinking Water Training

Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:00-3:00pm ET: Asset Management 101

Asset management provides utility managers and other decision-makers with critical information on capital assets and timing of investments. It can help a utility maximize the value of its capital as well as its operations and maintenance dollars. Managing infrastructure capital assets to minimize the total cost of owning and operating those assets while delivering the desired service levels are the goals of the ongoing practices of asset management. This webinar will be a comprehensive guide to the core components of an asset management framework, as well as best practices, presented by Alison Flenniken, EPA’s National Capacity Development Coordinator. Attendees will also learn about New Hampshire’s program to encourage asset management implementation, presented by Luis Ardono.

Prior to the webinar, we encourage attendees to familiarize themselves with the EPA's overview of asset management for water and wastewater utilities. You can find the overview at: https:// 

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021 3:00 - 4:00pm ET: DWSRF and Workforce Development (DWSRF and Capacity Building In Action Webinar Series)

Published in October 2020, the America’s Water Sector Workforce Initiative is a collaborative approach to address the challenges facing the water sector workforce bringing together stakeholders from the federal government, industry groups, water and wastewater utilities, and state and local governments. During this webinar, you will hear an overview of the goals and activities included in this document, and the current eligibilities of the DWSRF set asides to address drinking water challenges through workforce development. Also joining the webinar are presenters from New Jersey and Tennessee to share how they use their set asides for workforce activities.

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Additional Training Series

Small Systems Webinar Series

EPA hosts a monthly webinar series to communicate the most current EPA research, tools, and resources related to small drinking water systems. These webinars are held on the last Tuesday of each month  from 2:00-3:00 PM EST (Optional Q&A session from 3:00-3:30 PM EST). A certificate for one continuing education contact hour will be offered.

To view more information, please see the Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series page.

Resilience Training and Exercises for Drinking Water and Wastewater Utilities

Training and exercises are critical to the preparedness process. To access these training tools to improve your utility plans, policies, and procedures, view the Resilience Training and Exercises page.

Past Trainings

Previous years


Webinar Title



Rules Lead and Copper Rule: Developing Sampling Pools 09/23/2020


Rules Lead and Copper Rule: Sample Site Selection 09/17/2020


Grants Tribal Lead Testing in School and Child Care Programs Drinking Water Tribal Grant EPA 3T's Guidance 09/08/2020  
Grants WIIN Grant: Lead Testing in School and Child Care Program Drinking Water Tribal Grant and Implementation Process 08/24/2020  
Building Capacity DWSRF Set-Asides 101 07/15/2020 Slides, Recording
Rules CCR Overview and Electronic Delivery 07/10/2020  
Grants Lead Testing in Schools Program and Updates 05/14/2020  
Grants EPA's Assistance for Small and Disadvantaged Communities Drinking Water Grant 03/03/2020 Recording
Grants Reduction in Lead Exposure Drinking Water Request for Application 03/03/2020 Recording
Building Capacity Implementation of Capacity Development Program 02/19/2020 Recording
Building Capacity EPA's Knowledge Retention Tool 12/08/2020 Slides
Building Capacity Water System Partnerships Handbook 11/18/2020 Slides, Recording
Building Capacity Water Operator Hiring and Contracting Guide 11/04/2020  
Building Capacity DWSRF and Drinking Water System Partnerships 09/30/2020 Slides, Recording
Building Capacity Capacity Development and Operator Certification 101 07/29/2020 Slides