Protecting Public Health and the Environment.

Tips and Guidance for Public Water Systems

Looking for quick access to information you can use to operate your system more efficiently and to ensure your operations are in compliance with applicable rules and regulations? Check out the pages below.

Pollution Prevention Tips for Public Water Systems

Public water systems can take many actions to prevent pollution at their facilities, conserve energy, encourage water conservation, and set examples for their customers and communities. Learn more.

Guidance and Fact Sheets for Public Water Systems

Rules and regulations can be difficult to understand and interpret at times. DEQ and EPA have developed various guidance documents and fact sheets designed to assist public water system owners and operators in complying with regulatory requirements. Link to the documents here.

Water Sampling Resources

American Water Works Association (AWWA) has videos that cover critical water sampling procedures. They include an overview of proper procedures to collect water samples and sampling techniques specifically related to coliform, lead and copper, and organic contaminants. The videos are intended to help utility staff meet federal drinking water regulations. View the videos here.


Staff Contacts

Division Deputy Administrator
Jerri Henry
DEQ State Office
Water Quality Division
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0471
jerri.henry@deq.idaho.gov