Private Water Network

The Private Water Network (PWN) is a virtual community of professionals working to protect the public's health from contaminants in private drinking water sources. The PWN aims to be a one-stop-shop resource for peer learning and information exchange for professionals who serve communities with private drinking water systems.

The mission of the PWN is to:

  • Build a sustainable community for those working to support private water programs
  • Connect peers to share experiences, insights, and resources
  • Provide access to timely and relevant guidance for existing and emerging issues
  • Build capacity to do the work more effectively and efficiently to protect the public's health from contaminants in private water sources

Virtual Platform

The PWN is now hosted on NEHA’s virtual platform Community. The PWN Community provides participants with the ability to:

  • Communicate with each other to share ideas, ask questions, and build connections
  • Learn about upcoming trainings, webinars, and events
  • Access private water and septic stories, news, resources, and tools
  • Discover funding opportunities, legislative updates, and more

Additional features available on the PWN Community include:

  • Tools for the workforce
  • Resource library
  • Events calendar
  • Webinar recordings
  • Partnerships

Private Water Network Expansion & Partnerships

Established in December 2019, we strive to continue the expansion of the PWN. The PWN is a community intended to represent individuals from every state, tribal, local, and territorial jurisdiction across the country. We also welcome individuals from other state agencies, federal agencies, national organizations, academia, and more.

We focus efforts on building partnerships with agencies, organizations, and academia who are also focused on protecting private water and environmental public health.

Learn More

The Private Water Network is a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).