Water Quality

NACCHO Webinar: Legionella

Legionella Webinar: Exploring National Guidance and Local Experiences May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Legionnaires’ disease is a respiratory disease caused by Legionella bacteria, which can be found in the water systems of large buildings. In 2016, there were an estimated 6,100 cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the United States. NACCHO invites you to learn more about Legionella and the available resources and recommendations for protecting your community.

May MAHC Network Webinar

May MAHC Network Webinar: New CDC Resources for Healthy & Safe Swimming Week May 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Join the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and NACCHO for the upcoming bi-monthly Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) Network webinar on May 22nd at 1:00pm EDT. CDC’s Michele Hlavsa will share highlights from a new report on outbreaks associated with treated recreational water venues, and Joe Laco will be giving a preview of upcoming “mini MAHCs” – topic-specific packages of MAHC resources.

Iowa Environmental Health Assoc. Fall Conference

The IEHA Fall Conference is a must-attend event for every Environmental Health Professional / Sanitarian in Iowa. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from and network with national, regional, state and local experts in Environmental Health and reconnect with friends and colleagues as you attend the numerous sessions, exhibits, and the evening networking event.

Vince Radke, NEHA President, and Kim Carlton, Region 4 Vice-President, will be in attendance representing NEHA. Vince Radke will give keynote and plenary session presentations.

Private Water Network

Private Water Network

NEHA has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Water, Food and Environmental Health Services Branch to establish a network focused on private drinking water systems. EHSB and NEHA are currently identifying the diverse skillsets, experience, and capacity needed to fully represent the partners and collaborators across the nation that must interact to keep drinking water safe for ~34 million US residents that are not protected by the Safe Drinking Water Act (NGWA, 2016). We are working with stakeholders from throughout the private drinking water spectrum to define the vision, mission, structure, and goals for an inclusive national network.  We are currently focusing on identifying available resources (training, links for partnerships and coalitions, and research) and developing new ones that will serve network members. Our vision for the network is to serve as a forum to disseminate prioritized resources and provide a collaborative work space to create new ones.

Purpose 

The Private Water Network is being created to support environmental public health programs, practitioners, and the diverse set of partners working with them to ensure safe drinking water is obtained from federally unregulated drinking water systems (private wells, springs, trucked water).

Membership

NEHA's Private Water Committee is comprised of local, state, federal and industry professionals with extensive experience dealing with private drinking water systems, environmental health and water quality issues. 

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Events

The Private Water Network will be hosting its first Virtual Conference in September this year. More information to come soon. 

Resources

Private Well Course

Safe Water Program Improvement e-Learning Series (SWPI)

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