Protecting Public Health and the Environment.

Drinking Water Advisory Committee

The Drinking Water Advisory Committee (DWAC) is a standing committee appointed by DEQ's director to provide guidance and advice on issues related to safe drinking water policy and programs. The DWAC is composed of a cross-section of representatives from large and small water systems, the drinking water industry, and elected officials. The DWAC meets on an as-needed basis.

DWAC Goals

In its mission statement, DWAC outlines four major goals:

  • Assist the state in retaining primacy of the Drinking Water Program.
  • Support efforts to increase awareness of the importance of safe drinking water.
  • Provide input to DEQ regarding technical assistance needs and programs for public drinking water systems.
  • Provide input to DEQ regarding financial assistance to public drinking water systems.

Next Scheduled Meeting Date

DWAC Members

DWAC Member
John Wiskus, P.E..Chair
Paul Arrington
Idaho Water Users Association
Robert Bohling
City of Twin Falls
Robert Culver
Jerome City Council
Johanna Bell
Association of Idaho Cities
Brandon Lowder
DEQ Boise Regional Office
Steve Pew
Southeastern Idaho Public Health
Terry Pickel
City of Coeur d'Alene
David Richards
City of Idaho Falls
Shelley Roberts
Idaho Rural Water Association
Sejal Soni
EPA Region 10
Michael Shepherd
Idaho Bureau of Licensing
Marshall Thompson
Lynn Tominaga
Idaho Ground Water Appropriators
Michael Martin
City of Orofino

Previous Meetings

January 16, 2019
Agenda | Minutes
May 19, 2011
Agenda | Minutes
December 17, 2009
Agenda | Minutes
October 13, 2009
Agenda | Minutes
November 18, 2008
Agenda | Minutes
April 10, 2008
Agenda | Minutes
October 16, 2007
Agenda | Minutes
May 31, 2007
Agenda | Minutes
January 23, 2007
Agenda | Minutes
September 14, 2006
Agenda | Minutes
June 22, 2006
Agenda | Minutes
March 21, 2006
Agenda | Minutes

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Staff Contacts

Drinking Water Bureau Chief
Tyler Fortunati
DEQ State Office
Water Quality Division
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0140