Water Quality

Tribal Water Program Improvement Resource Kit

Tribal Water Program Improvement Resource Kit

The resources collected below can be useful in creating or improving private drinking water programs. 

For environmental health professionals or homeowners that are new to private drinking water wells, we recommend taking free Private Well Class. The Private Well Class is being provided to NEHA at no-charge by the Illinois State Water Survey and the Illinois Water Resources Center at the University of Illinois. The funding for the Private Well Class program comes from the USEPA through a cooperative agreement with the Rural Community Assistance Partnership. Originally intended for well owners, this course has proven to be a resource for EH professionals for basic well and groundwater understanding. The class consists of 10 courses that can be taken in sequence or individually and are eligible for one (1) CE each from NEHA.

Community Outreach & Risk Communication

Methods of Effective Homeowner Outreach

Well Water Community Action Toolkit


Protection Our Water: Preventing Contamination 

Source Water Assessment & Protection 

Partnership & Stakeholder Development

Partnership Contact List

Potential Stakeholders

Stakeholder Mapping

Policy & Regulation Development

Drafting Tribal Public Health Law & Policy

Components of a Local Well Construction Ordinances

Private Well Testing & Test Interpretation

Interpreting Test Results

Private Well Testing - Connecticut

Program Development

Community Environmental Health Assessments

Community Environmental Health Assessment Toolbox - New Mexico

Indian Community Health Profile Project Toolkit

Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health (PACE EH)

Performance Standards

Core Competencies for Environmental Health Professionals

Environmental Public Health Perfomance Standards 2.0

Program Assessment

Environmental Health Program Assessment Tool

Private Drinking Water Program Assessment Tool

Quality Improvement

Roadmap to Culture of Quality Improvement


Technical Resources

Arsenic Contamination Removal

Coliform and Bacteria in Private Wells

Nitrates in Drinking Water Wells

PFOA & PFOS Advisory

Private Well Disinfection 

Private Well Flood Recovery

Radium in Drinking Water

EH Topics: 

Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series

The montly webinar series is providing a forum for EPA to communicate directly with state personnel and other drinking water small systems professionals, which allows EPA to provide training and foster collaboration and dissemination of information.

This month: Decision Support Methodology for Small Systems to Evaluate and Select Treatment Technologies.

NYS CEHD Fall Meeting

The annual fall meeting of the NYS Conference of Environmental Health Directors is scheduled to be held at the Hampton Inn & Suites Conference Center in Cazenovia, New York. The meeting format includes a full day technical session on current environmental health issues and regulatory updates, followed by a half day business meeting providing member committee reports.

Southern California Joint Technical Symposium

Less than 2 months remain until the 2017 Southern California Joint Technical Symposium on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at our New Location The Carson Center in Carson, California.

There is still time to take advantage of discounted early bird rates:

  • Attendee Registration (save $50) 
  • Exhibitor Registration (save $100) 
    • There are also Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities

Discounts are available for Groups of 3+ attendees, save $100, e-mail jts@caljts.com for more details.

Hurricane and Flooding Disasters

Flood Recovery

Resources to Protect and Restore Community Health

When flood waters recede, communities are often left with contaminated water supplies, nonfunctioning septic tanks, mold, increased vectors and pests,  spoiled food, and temporary shelters and housing.  Ensuring the proper information reaches community members and supports environmental health professionals  is essential in the efforts to restore communities and protect public health. The following resources provide best practices around flood recovery related to environmental health.

Floods and Public Health

CDC Water Sanitation & Hygiene for Flood Waters

Hospital and Healthcare Facilities

AHRQ Hospital Assessment and Recovery Guide (PDF)

Community Resources

CDC Flood Water Home Clean-up

Drinking Water

U.S. EPA Emergency Disinfection of Drinking Water

Private Wells

Minnesota Department of Health Well and Water System Disinfection for Private Drinking Water Wells

Septic Systems

U.S. EPA Septic Systems - What to Do After a Flood


U.S. EPA Mold Clean-up After Floods

Food Safety

FDA Food and Water Safety During Power Outages and Floods

Emergency Preparedness & Response Training 

CDC Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response Awareness level (online) and Operations level (in-person) training.

Flood Recovery Worker and Volunteer Safety

CDC Worker Safety After Floods

OSHA Natural Disaster Recovery

Vector Control

Pan-American Health Organization Vector Control in Disaster Situations

Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention and Control for Shelters During Disasters (PDF) by APIC Emergency Preparedness Committee

Rebuilding Homes

Rebuild Healthy Homes: Guide to Post-disaster Restoration for a Safe and Healthy Home (PDF) by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes

Storm Safety

https://www.ul.com/code-authorities/buildingsafetyprograms/storm-safety/  This site provides storm preparedness, safety after the storm, and rebuilding safely after a storm information. This is provided courtesy of Underwriters Laboratories (UL)