Achieve & Maintain Compliance with SDWA 060123


Event Date & Time

6/1/2023 8:30 AM - 6/1/2023 3:30 PM


Imperial County Administrative Center
940 West Main Street
El Centro, California 92243

Achieve & Maintain Compliance with SDWA


This training is being held by AWWA California-Nevada Section.



6 California Contact Hours awarded

Contact hours will not be issued until your PWSID number is submitted on the AWWA registration form.

Certificates will be provided by AWWA.

Date & Time:

The Achieve & Maintain Compliance with SDWA training will be held on the following date & time:

June 1 | 8:30AM-3:30PM 

This training is being held in Pacific Time.


Compliance Monitoring & Reporting

To ensure the safety of the water delivered to their customers, all water systems must sample the quality of the water supplied. Because the exact number and frequency of water quality samples required for each system is unique, it’s impossible to have a one-size-fits-all sampling plan. Each system must develop and follow its own distinctive plan.


Water quality sampling is:

·        Complex: There are over 100 different compounds & parameters that must be sampled

·        Time sensitive: Sampling typically must take place within exact schedules

·        System specific: The number & type of samples required is dependent on the system size, complexity, population served, source water type, & number of water sources


All these factors lead to uncertainty, confusion and ultimately, errors in sampling and reporting. In 2021, about 882 violations of California-specific drinking water standards were incurred by public water systems, with 429 violations for failing to meet an MCL/TT; 272 violations for failing to meet a monitoring or reporting requirement; and 181 violations of other California SDWA requirements. Clearly, there is a need for training in sampling and reporting procedures and techniques.


Participants of this training will learn the fundamental water quality monitoring framework & the specific sampling & reporting requirements for their water system.


Participants will:

·        Identify system type, system size/complexity, population served, source type, & number of water sources as the parameters that determine required water quality sampling for each public water system

·        Describe the types of contaminant standards (MCLs, SMCLs, NLs, MRDLs, and TTs)

·        Use SDWIS to look up their water system's monitoring schedule

·        Describe the basic requirements of 10 types of sampling

·        Correctly fill out a chain-of-custody form


The training is conducted in a hands on participant-centered format. It is a must-attend training for all operators, managers or board members who take water samples or report water quality monitoring results.


This training will be hosted at the following address:

Imperial County Administrative Offices

940 West Main Street

El Centro, California 92243

Click here for Google map directions.

Scholarship & Fees:

This is a free workshop for small public water systems, community & non-community water systems serving a population of 10,000 persons of fewer only. 



Click here to register for the training.


COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines

Welcome Back to onsite trainings! Masks are optional for our attendees, although our staff and trainers will continue to wear them for your safety.


RCAC is continually monitoring COVID-19, Center for Disease Control updates and local public health department for recommendations.


For event content questions, contact:
Jim McVeigh
(619) 495-8438

For registration questions, contact:
RCAC Events
(916) 447-9832 ext. 1429

"Funded and/or carried out as "part of the EPA/RCAP Training/Technical Assistance for Small Public Water Systems to Achieve and Maintain Compliance. "This publication was developed under Assistance Agreement No. 83938701 awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It has not been formally reviewed by EPA. The views expressed in this document are solely those of the RCAC, the Western RCAP, and EPA does not endorse any products or commercial services mentioned in this publication."


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