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October 10, 2012

Are you interested in becoming an operator for hire?

If you are a licensed wastewater or drinking water system operator who is interested in providing professional services to other wastewater or drinking water systems, we can help.

Go to the Public Water System Switchboard and click on the button titled “Become an Operator for Hire.” ...

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August 31, 2012

Register for Funding Agency Training for Water and Wastewater Projects

On behalf of USDA, Rural Development, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, Idaho Department of Commerce and the US Army Corps of Engineers, we would like to invite you to attend our jointly presented "Funding Agency Training for Water & Wastewater Projects" to be held in Boise, Lewiston, Coeur d’Alene, ...

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July 19, 2012

Are you eligible for free continuing education units?

Operators of public drinking water systems classified as very small water systems (VSWS) or distribution 1 (DST1) systems are now eligible for continuing education units (CEUs) for completion of limited “homework” activities, active participation in an enhanced sanitary survey, and follow-up corrective action planning associated with an enhanced ...

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June 19, 2012

Consumer Confidence Reports for community public water systems due July 1, 2012

Each year, community public water systems in Idaho must prepare an annual consumer confidence report (CCR) for their customers telling them where their drinking water comes from and what's in it. A community water system is a public water system that serves at least 15 service connections used ...

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June 15, 2012

Welcome to DEQ's new Drinking Water Program Blog

We are excited to announce the launch of the new DEQ Drinking Water Program blog, which will replace the drinking water newsletter you may be familiar with. With this tool, drinking water operators will have instant and searchable electronic access to important information affecting public water systems in ...

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