Drinking Water Standards and Training Materials - Free to Download

If you are looking for a job or career in the water treatment, water pre-treatment or drinking water industry, such as for a POTW (publicly -owned drink water) company, then you'll need these free training materials, developed by the EPA, to help you pass the examinations to get a water operator's license!

These materials were developed for the EPA's Drinking Water Academy’s Electronic Workshop.  They contain three types of information:

The self-paced training modules give a broad introduction to the many facets of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Although live training courses are the best training experience, DWA’s limited budget can only support a small number of classes each year. Through the Internet, the DWA can reach many more people with SDWA information based on our training courses.  

State, Tribal and EPA Regional staff can access the training modules at any time.  They can view them on-line or download them for later review.  In addition, water system operators, college students, professors, and others in the drinking water community have the same access to these materials. The DWA invites all interested parties to freely use these DWA materials.  With few exceptions (e.g., copyrighted graphics we have reproduced only with permission) DWA modules are in the public domain and may be downloaded, reproduced, and modified for your own use.

The short presentations are intended primarily for the use of Federal and State regulatory staff.  These presentations provide a quick overview of proposed and final rules.  They can be used as a starting point for preparing briefings or other information materials.  

Finally, the Workshop provides links to other pages in OGWDW's Web site where you can obtain regulatory and implementation information.  

The training materials and presentations are in PowerPoint® (PPT) and/or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files.  (You can download free viewers for these files at http://office.microsoft.com/downloads/2000/Ppview97.aspx and http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html, respectively.)   (ALL ABOUT PDF FILES)

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Training Modules, Presentations, and Other Information

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National Primary Drinking Water Regulation

Course Title Download PPT Training Download PDF Training Download Short PPT Presentation Links to Other Information
Arsenic Rule

Satellite Training Materials

Satellite Training handout: Arizona's Approach to Arsenic Implementation) (PDF) (9 pp, 360K) Arsenic Rule (PPT) (176K) Rule Guidance
Consumer Confidence Rule Report Webcast (May 2005)       Questions & Answers (PDF) (11 pp, 155K)
Contaminant Candidate List     Contaminant Candidate List (PPT) (116K) CCL Materials
From Risk to Rule: How EPA Develops Risk-Based Drinking Water Regulations How EPA Develops Risk-Based Drinking Water Regulations (PPT) (4.82 MB) How EPA Develops Risk-Based Drinking Water Regualtions (PDF) (95 pp, 1.34 MB)    
Filter Backwash Recycling Rule     Filter Backwash Recycling Rule (PPT) (639K) FBRR Materials
Ground Water Rule     Ground Water Rule (PPT) (662K) Fact Sheet
Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Rule Modules     IESWTR Materials
Lead and Copper Rule   Lead and Copper Rule (PDF) (265 pp, 1.85 MB) Lead and Copper Rule (PPT) (1.16 MB) Implementation
Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Rule Modules
(From Jan. 2003 Satellite Training)
Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (PPT) (69K) Implementation
MTBE Rule     MTBE Rule (PPT) (76K) Fact Sheet
Radionuclides Rule Webcast Training Materials   Radionuclides Rule (PPT) (85K) Implementation
Radon Rule     Radon Rule (PPT) (267K) Fact Sheet
Regulating Microbial Contaminants Regulating Microbial Contaminants (PPT) (1.99 MB) Regulating Microbial Contaminants (PDF) (19 pp, 1.29 MB)    
Stage 1 Disinfectant/Disinfection Byproducts Rule

Rule Modules

May 2004 Satellite Training Materials

  Stage 1 Rule (PPT) (102K) Implementation
Stage 1 Webcast (March 2005) Stage 1 Webcast March 2005 (PPT) (1.01 MB)      
Stage 1 Webcast (April 2005) Stage 1 Webcast April 2005 (PPT) (1.07 MB)     Answer Sheet (PDF) (3 pp, 404K)
Stage 2 Disinfectant/Disinfection Byproducts Rule     Stage 2 Rule (PPT) (79K) Implementation
Surface Water Treatment Rule Surface Water Treatment Rule (PPT) (14.86 MB) Surface Water Treatment Rule (PDF) (139 pp, 9.36 MB)    
Surface Water Treatment Rules Webcast (June 2005) Surface Water Treatment Rules Webcast (PPT) (1.77 MB)     Case Studies & Answers (PDF) (4 pp, 249K)
Surface Water Treatment Rules (Satellite Training)   Training Materials    
Total Coliform Rule Total Coliform Rule (PPT) (9.17 MB) Total Coliform Rule (PDF) (71 pp, 4.29 MB) Total Coliform Rule (PPT) (50K) TCR Materials
TCR Basics Webcast (2/23/05) TCR Basics Webcast (PPT) (3.21 MB)    
TCR Implementation Webcast (3/23/05) TCR Implementation Webcast (PPT) (1.91 MB)      
Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (the Second Cycle) UCMR 2 (February 2007)   Webcast (PDF) (80 pp, 1.63 MB)    

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Public Water System Operation

Course Title Download PPT Training Download PDF Training Download Short PPT Presentation Links to Other Information
  Introduction to Capacity Development Introduction to Capacity Development (PPT) (7.06 MB) Introduction to Capacity Development (PDF) (32 pp, 729K)    
  Developing Financial Capacity  Development Financial Capacity (PPT) (1.98 MB) Development Financial Capacity (PDF) (186 pp, 2.19 MB)   Fact Sheet
  Developing Managerial Capacity Development Managerial Capacity (PPT) (2.83 MB) Development Managerial Capacity (PDF) (166 pp, 4.63 MB)   Fact Sheet
  Developing Technical Capacity Development Technical Capacity (PPT) (4.05 MB) Development Technical Capacity (PDF) (67 pp, 1.01 MB)    
  Strategic SDWA Compliance for Small Systems   Strategic SDWA Compliance for Small Systems (PDF) (196 pp, 3.11 MB)   Workshop Slides
  Capacity Building Tools for Small Systems
    (January 2006 Webcast)
Capacity Building Tools for Small Systems (Jan. 2006) Webcast (PPT) (5.20 MB) Capacity Building Tools for Small Systems (Jan. 2006) Webcast (PDF) (80 pp, 3.26 MB)    

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Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) Program

Course Title Download PPT Training Download PDF Training Download Short PPT Presentation Links to Other Information
  Introduction to the PWSS Program Introduction to the PWSS Program (PPT) (14 MB) Introduction to the PWSS Program (PDF) (125 pp, 2.8 MB)    
  Introducción al Programa de Supervisión del Sistema Público de Agua Potable Introducción al Programa de Supervisión del Sistema Público de Agua Potable (PPT) (14 MB) Introducción al Programa de Supervisión del Sistema Público de Agua Potable (PDF) (120 pp, 5.01 MB)    
  Assessing Capacity Through Sanitary Surveys Assessing Capacity Through Sanitary Surveys (PPT) (6.56 MB) Assessing Capacity Through Sanitary Surveys (PDF) (66 pp, 3.46 MB)    
  Consumer Confidence Report Rule Modules     CCR Materials
  Operator Certification Guidelines   Operator Certification Guidelines (PDF) (76 pp, 151K) Operator Certification Guidelines (PPT) (250K) Cert. Materials
  Public Notification Rule Public Notification Rule (PPT) (818K)   Public Notification Rule (PPT) (250K) PNR Materials
  PWSS Logic Model PWSS Logic Model (PPT) (201K) PWSS Logic Model (PDF) (36 pp, 243K)    

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Safe Drinking Water Act

Course Title Download PPT Training Download PDF Training Download Short PPT Presentation Links to Other Information
  Introduction to the Safe Drinking Water Act Introduction to the Safe Drinking Water Act (PPT) (5.01 MB) Introduction to the Safe Drinking Water Act (PDF) (100 pp, 1.88 MB)   Statute (PDF) (124 pp, 3.11 MB)
  Overview of the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act
(view online)
       

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Source Water Protection (SWP) Program

Course Title Download PPT Training Download PDF Training Download Short PPT Presentation Links to Other Information
  Introduction to EPA's Drinking Water Source Protection Programs Introduction to EPA's Drinking Water Source Protection Programs (PPT) (6.9 MB) Introduction to EPA's Drinking Water Source Protection Programs (PDF) (119 pp, 4.55 MB)   SWP Materials
  Introducción a los Programas de la Agencia de Protección Ambiental (APA) para Protección de Fuentes de Abasto de Agua Potable Introducción a los Programas de la Agencia de Protección Ambiental (APA) para Protección de Fuentes de Abasto de Agua Potable (PPT) (10.6 MB) Introducción a los Programas de la Agencia de Protección Ambiental (APA) para Protección de Fuentes de Abasto de Agua Potable (PDF) (106 pp, 4.35 MB)    
  Source Water Protection: Best Management Practices and Other Measures for Protecting Drinking Water Supplies
( Practices Bulletins)
Source Water Protection: Best Management Practices and Other Measures for Protecting Drinking Water Supplies (PPT) (11.25 MB) Source Water Protection: Best Management Practices and Other Measures for Protecting Drinking Water Supplies (PDF) (125 pp, 3.60 MB)    
  Delineation of Source Water Areas for Water Supply (Wellhead Analytic Element Model (WhAEM2000), Version 3.1.1)       Model Materials

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Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program

Course Title Download PPT Training Download PDF Training Download Short PPT Presentation Links to Other Information
  Introduction to the UIC Program
Introduction to the UIC Program (PPT) (6.61 MB) Introduction to the UIC Program (PDF) (65 pp, 2.07 MB)   UIC Materials
  Class V Injection Wells - New Requirements
      Class V Materials
  State Implementation Guide Workshop State Implementation Guide Workshop (PPT) (208K)      
  State Primary Revision Process Workshop State Primary Revision Process Workshop (PPT) (60K)      
  Class V Training       Training Materials
  Online UIC Well Inspector Training       Web-based Training Exit EPA Disclaimer
  Introduction to UIC Permitting

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Introduction to UIC Permitting (PPT) (6.50 MB)
Introduction to UIC Permitting (PPT) (7.70 MB)
Introduction to UIC Permitting (PDF) (73 pp, 3.06 MB)
Introduction to UIC Permitting (PDF) (229 pp, 4.11 MB)
   
  Underground Injection Control Pressure Fall-off Testing Underground Injection Control Pressure Fall-off Testing (PPT) (9.76 MB) Underground Injection Control Pressure Fall-off Testing (PDF) (206 pp, 3.54 MB)   The Nuts and Bolts of Fall-off Testing (PDF) (80 pp, 3.33 MB)
Pressure Fall-off Testing Guideline (PDF) (29 pp, 599K)
  Adiestramiento de Inspectores del Programa para el Control de la Inyecci ón Subterránea (Para ver estos cursos en línea o para descargar los ficheros, haga click aquí.)        

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General Interest

Course Title Download PPT Training Download PDF Training Download Short PPT Presentation Links to Other Information
  American Government Roles
(handouts)
American Government Roles (PPT) (12.13 MB) American Government Roles (PDF) (204 pp, 5.71 MB)    
  Risk Communication under SDWA
When using these slides, please credit the source where indicated.
Risk Communication under SDWA (PPT) (1.55 MB) Risk Communication under SDWA (PDF) (88 pp, 1.73 MB)    

This page was updated on 23-Mar-2017