Drinking Water Advisory Group

We established the Drinking Water Advisory Group (DWAG) in 2013 because we want to hear from our drinking water partners on important issues. Meetings cover a range of drinking water discussion topics, including general updates, new rules, policy, and budget issues. Anyone working in the drinking water industry is welcome to attend.

DWAG meets four times a year on the first Monday of March and June, the second Monday of September (due to the Labor Day holiday), and the first Monday of December, starting at 9 a.m. We use Microsoft Teams to video conference with all attendees. The MS Teams meeting link is printed at the top of the agenda (it's different every time) and provided in the email bulletin.

Agendas for the next meeting are typically posted a month before the meeting. If you have a discussion item for the agenda, please send your idea to Brad Burnham.

Meeting materials and handouts are usually posted prior to the meeting, as we receive them. Handouts received at the meeting are posted directly following the meeting.

To receive notices about future meetings, please join our advisory group email list.

If you have questions about the advisory group you can email Brad Burnham.

Next Meeting

December 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Meeting held online via MS Teams. We will add meeting links about one week before the next meeting.

Meeting Materials

September 19, 2022, Agenda (PDF)

4. Online Water System Operating Permits (PDF)

5. DWSRF Update (PDF)

6. Wildfire Update (PDF)

Meeting Notes (PDF)


June 6, 2022, Agenda (PDF)

4. Infrastructure Funding and Feedback Presentation (PDF)

7. Future of Asset Management Presentation (PDF)

Meeting Notes (PDF)


March 7, 2022, Agenda (PDF)

3. Legislative Update (PDF)

4. DWSRF and BIL Updates (PDF)

6. Capacity Development Strategy (PDF)
      6. Capacity Development Strategy Handout (PDF)

7. Operator Certification Update and Status (PDF)

8. Rulemaking Update (PDF)

Meeting Notes (PDF)


December 6, 2021, Agenda (PDF)

Meeting Handouts

3. Review Summary Themes from DWAG Presentation

4. DWSRF Total Allocations Through 2026 Graph

4. Email Bulletin ODW Updates: PFAS and Staffing

Meeting Notes (PDF)


September 13, 2021, Agenda (PDF)

Meeting Handouts

2. Drought/Wildfire Update

4. Operator Certification and Training Update/Discussion

Meeting Notes (PDF)


June 28, 2021, Agenda (PDF)

Meeting Handouts

2. Legislative Update

4. Customer Assistance Program and Moratorium Updates

5. LCCR, School Rule, and DOH Interpretation

6. Drought

7. Capacity Development Update

No meeting notes available.


March 1, 2021, Agenda (PDF)

Meeting Handouts

4. Training and Outreach Updates

5. PFAS Rulemaking Update

6. SPU COVID 19

7. DWSRF Update

Meeting Notes (PDF)