Private Water Network: Celebrating a Year Since Launch

Private Water Network 1-Year Anniversary Events

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is celebrating the 1-year anniversary of the Private Water Network (PWN). Through a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NEHA, and the National Network of Public Health Institutes, PWN was launched last year to build a sustainable community for public health workers and safety professionals working to support private water programs.

In the spirit of celebration, PWN is hosting a series of events and updates December 14–17 that will highlight opportunities and challenges associated with private drinking water sources. We thank you for the incredible work you are doing and look forward to celebrating with you!

PWN Twitter ChatPrivate Water Network Twitter Chat

Monday, December 14
2:00–3:00 p.m. EST


Public and environmental health professionals, as well as safety professionals, work closely with their communities to ensure the safety of the private drinking water resources. Let's take this opportunity to initiate a conversation on the challenges, opportunities, and priorities regarding private drinking water, how impaired private water quality impacts public health, and what we can do to respond to emerging and existing issues. Join us in leading this conversation on private water! #PWNChat #PWN_AYearSinceLaunch



Private Water Network: A Year Since Launch Blog Post

This blog post will focus on the launch and initial expansion of PWN and its partnerships, resources, and tools that have been and are being developed to integrate environmental public health. The post will also describe the impact of federal partnerships in public health community building, member and stakeholder affiliations for PWN, and plans for further expansion. Stay tuned for the blog that will be posted on December 15!


Round TablePrivate Well Challenges: A Private Water Network Digital Round Table

Wednesday, December 16 
2:00–3:00 p.m. EST

Join PWN for a digital round table of private water safety professionals who will discuss the current challenges faced by private well programs and highlight their successes. The three challenges to be highlighted in this discussion are data gaps regarding private wells, effective outreach, and treatment concerns. Submit your questions here by December 14.




PWN Webinar SeriesPrivate Water Treatment Webinar Series: Private Well Water Treatment for Arsenic

Thursday, December 17
2:00–3:00 p.m. EST


In this webinar, Steve Spayd will share his insights on private well water treatment for arsenic. Arsenic is one of the most common contaminants exceeding standards in private wells in the U.S. and abroad. This webinar will explain the major water quality factors to be considered for arsenic water treatment and provide a formula for successfully treating water. Learn what works and what doesn’t with regard to arsenic exposure from private well water.



Want to join PWN? You can sign up at NEHA membership is not required to be a PWN member; however, you will need to create a MyNEHA account here if you do not have one. If you do have a MyNEHA account, login to your account and under the My Profile section, create a PWN application. Once you have created an application, PWN admin will admit you to the community and notify you via e-mail.



Release Date: 
Thursday, December 10, 2020