Protecting Public Health and the Environment.

Source Water Protection Workshop

Safe and reliable drinking water is important to every community and having an emergency response plan can help achieve this goal during crisis situations. Public water systems and local governments that prepare and practice an emergency response plan can enhance system security, prevent illness, lessen liability, and save lives.

DEQ, in partnership with Horsley Witten Group, will be offering a full-day training workshop for public water system operators, local government officials, and agency personnel responsible for water system emergency response and contingency planning. The training will consist of informative presentations in the morning, followed by an interactive tabletop exercise in the afternoon. The exercise will be based on a hypothetical source water contamination scenario, designed to bring together public water system operators, public safety officials, and local and state agencies to discuss roles and responsibilities in the event of a water system emergency.


Workshop Presentations

Drinking Water and CCA CEUs

The workshop was approved for 0.6 Drinking Water CEUs.

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Staff Contacts

Source Water Protection Implementation Coordinator
Kathryn Elliott
DEQ State Office
Water Quality Division
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0191

Related Pages

Source Water in Idaho

Source Water Protection in Idaho

Source Water Assessments in Idaho

Source Water Protection Activity Guide