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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. Meeting on an as-needed basis, the DWAC includes representatives from large and small water systems, the drinking water industry, and elected officials. The 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.

Meet the Members

Member Affilliation
John Wiskus, P.E..Chair Jacobs
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
Sherise Jurries Public Health – Idaho North Central District
Terry Pickel City of Coeur d’Alene
David Richards City of Idaho Falls
Shelley Roberts Idaho Rural Water Association
Michelle Tucker EPA Region 10
Michael Shepherd Idaho Bureau of Licensing
Marshall Thompson Suez
Michael Martin City of Orofino

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Drinking Water Bureau Chief

Tyler Fortunati
(208) 373-0140

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