Public Water Supply Assistance Program
The Commission recognizes the challenges facing smaller municipal water supply systems to keep abreast of current regulatory requirements, and therefore initiated the Public Water Supply Assistance Program in 2012 to assist small municipal systems in meeting the Commission’s regulatory requirements.
In addition to providing system-specific assistance, the Commission is also offering general outreach and education on regulatory requirements, training on the preparation and implementation of aquifer testing plans, groundwater withdrawal application preparation, and other educational programs specifically for public water supply systems.
See Meetings and Events for upcoming workshops.
Groundwater Renewal Process
- Groundwater Project Renewal Process Fact Sheet
- Operational Monitoring and Operational Testing Fact Sheet
- Water Level Monitoring Fact Sheet
The Commission is offering a free webinar for operators, managers, board members and trustees of public water systems, consultants, project sponsors, and partner state governmental agency staff to provide an in-depth look at improvements to the Commission’s regulations and policies to make the regulatory process more efficient. The Commission has recently adopted new regulations and policies that contract and simplify regulations, provide clarity to project sponsors, target only the most appropriate activities, and establish a more efficient and effective framework to review groundwater withdrawals. The changes will benefit the regulated community while maintaining appropriate Commission oversight of water resources, prevent significant adverse impacts within the basin, and reduce costs to public water supply systems and corporations that use water in their processes. More information is available here.
- Groundwater Withdrawal Approval Process: Technical Training for Public Water Suppliers and Consultants
- Funding and Resource Management Considerations for Public Water Suppliers
- Technical and Regulatory Considerations for Public Water Supply Managers and Their Consultants
- System Finances and Funding, Preparing for Emergencies, and Regulatory Updates (Floods, Droughts, and Emergencies Happen...Are You Ready?)
- Water Loss Management Instructional Series
- Water Resource Management Considerations for Public Water Supply Managers