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Drinking Water Protection Program Activities: OHA/DEQ Annual Report to EPA - June 2015

Oregon Health Authority's Drinking Water Services and its partner agency, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Drinking Water Protection Program, implement drinking water protection in Oregon. The two agencies summarize Oregon drinking water protection activities for both DEQ and OHA in their annual report to EPA. This report provides information to the EPA about the status implementing Source (Drinking) Water Protection in Oregon and summarizes the state’s activities during fiscal year 2014-15. Below is a summary of the topics covered in the report. See the full report for details.

Oregon Drinking Water Protection Activities
June 2015 Update


Source Water Assessment Data Availability and Use

Assisting Individual Public Water Systems

Statewide and Regional Projects

Oregon Coastal Drinking Water Protection Planning Resource Guide
Clackamas River Drinking Water Protection Work
North Coast Public Water Systems
Irrigon Regional Water Sampling and Protection
McKenzie River Drinking Water Protection Work
Waste Pesticide Collection Events
Drinking Water Source Monitoring Project
Non-Point Source Coordination
Drinking Water Providers Partnership – USFS, BLM, EPA, and Geos Institute
Consultation on BLM Resource Management Plan Revisions
Forest Wildfires – Drinking Water Risk Tracking
Coordination with the Oregon Toxics Reduction Strategy
Watershed Basin Assessments and Agriculture Water Quality Management Plans
Coordination with Soil and Water Conservation Districts and Watershed Councils
Watershed-based Implementation Efforts
Drinking Water and Human Health Concerns – New Water Quality Standards

Updated Delineations and Source Assessments

Certification of Updated Groundwater Delineations
New Source Water Assessments and Review/Update of older Source Water Assessments

Coordination with State and Federal Agencies

Forest and Agriculture
Water Resources Department
Other OHA Programs
Other DEQ Programs

Coordination with Rural Nonprofit Organizations

National Rural Water Association (NRWA)
Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC)

Assistance to Smaller Non-Community Water Systems (schools, campgrounds, work sites, etc.)

State Revolving Fund: Drinking Water Protection Loans and Grants

Information Sharing

Training and Workshops
Geospatial Data

Implementation Results as of June 2015

Percentage of Community Water Systems Protected
Percentage of Population Protected
Year-to-Year comparison

Attachment A – Oregon DWP Implementation Status as of June 30, 2015

[print version]

For more information about DEQ's Drinking Water Protection Program please see the Staff Contacts and Resources.

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
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Phone: 503-229-5696 or toll free in Oregon 1-800-452-4011
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