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Drinking Water Requirements for States and Public Water Systems

Drinking Water Training

This page provides information on training opportunities for water professionals, public officials, and involved citizens interested in gaining knowledge and skills related to the Safe Drinking Water Act. 


Training are listed in Eastern Time Zone.

Upcoming Training Events

January 29, 2019 - Treatment Technologies for Removing Chemicals of Concern

This presentation will discuss treatment for three contaminants of emerging concern—PFAS, cyanotoxins, and perchlorate—with an emphasis on determining cost-effective solutions for small systems. It will also cover the role that 1,4-dioxane plays in both drinking water and potable reuse in California, and a groundwater treatment process will also be covered. Attendees have the option of receiving a certificate for one continuing education contact hour for each live webcast attended.

Additional Training Series

2018 Small Systems Webinar Series

EPA is hosting a monthly webinar series to communicate EPA's current small systems research as well as implementation information and resources. These webinars are held each month on the last Tuesday from 2:00-3:00 PM EST (Optional Q&A session from 3:00-3:30 PM EST). A certificate for one continuing education contact hour will be offered.

To view more information, please see the Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series page.

Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities Case Studies Webinar Series

EPA hosts a quarterly webinar series to highlight examples of efforts to reduce lead in drinking water in schools and child care facilities.

These webinars include a brief overview by EPA on lead in drinking water, information regarding where to find resources. They will also include presentations from states, school districts, and/or water systems on best practices, lessons learned, challenges, funding, procedures, and available resources.

Resilience Training and Exercises for Drinking Water and Wastewater Utilities

Training and exercises are critical to the preparedness process. To access these training tools to improve your utility plans, policies, and procedures, view the Resilience Training and Exercises page.

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