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ASDWA CWA-SDWA Webinar: Creative Uses of Clean Water Funding for Drinking Water Benefits

August 29, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

ASDWA CWA-SDWA Webinar:  Creative Uses of Clean Water Funding for Drinking Water Benefits

Date:  Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Time:  1:00 to 2:30pm (eastern), 10:00 to 11:30am (pacific)

Slide Deck: ASDWA CWA-SDWA Webinar – August 29 2017

Purpose:  The purpose of the webinar is to build on the efforts of ASDWA, ACWA, GWPC, and EPA to share and promote Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act (CWA-SDWA) coordination activities across state and EPA water programs.

Audience:  State, interstate, tribal, and federal water programs, water utilities, technical assistance providers, and anyone else who would like to participate.

Objective:  Learn how the Virginia and Washington Drinking Water Programs collaborated with their state Clean Water Programs and other partners to creatively use some non-traditional funding routes to benefit their drinking water utilities, including one very small and disadvantaged water system.


  • Virginia: Jeff Wells, with the Office of Drinking Water (in the Virginia Department of Health) will present, “Clean Water Enforcement Funds:  Waterworks Case Study Projects.”  His presentation will share how they worked with the Department of Environmental Quality and a variety of partners to use funding made available from Clean Water Act enforcement settlements to:
    • Implement infrastructure improvements in the very small Timber Ridge community; and
    • Undertake a water quality study to further investigate and identify the cause of taste and odor issues in drinking water drawn from the Dan River, and algae formation.
  • Washington: Corina Hayes, with the Office of Drinking Water (in the Washington State Department of Health) and Bill Trueman, with the Skagit Public Utilities District, will present, “Purchasing Land in a Drinking Water Watershed Using Clean Water Act SRF Funding.”  Their presentation will share how they worked with the Department of Ecology to acquire Clean Water Act SRF funding for purchasing land in a portion of the watershed to protect the drinking water supply from the stresses of timber harvesting.


Jeff Wells is the Field Director for the Office of Drinking Water in the Virginia Department of Health, Danville Field Office. He has over 24 years of experience with environmental compliance and has worked with VDH in various capacities for the last 14 years.  His Office covers a 22-county region in south central Virginia and regulates over 450 waterworks.  Services provided include inspections, technical services, monitoring compliance, enforcement and engineering services for the regulated systems.  Jeff is a registered Professional Engineer and holds a BS in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University and a MS in Civil Engineering from the University of North Carolina – Charlotte.

Corina Hayes is the Source Water Protection Program Manager in the Office of Drinking Water for the Washington State Department of Health. She provides regulatory oversite of the source water protection program through training and technical assistance. She also provides utilities with the necessary assistance to address source water protection issues, for both water quality and quantity, and provides funding for protection activities. Prior to her current position, Corina worked as a regional planner for the Office of Drinking Water and a planner for Thurston County. Corina received a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources from Oregon State University.

Bill Trueman is the Environmental Services Coordinator for the Skagit Public Utilities District. He is involved with regulatory compliance and permitting, source water protection, and water rights. Recent projects have included a comprehensive updating of the District’s Watershed Management Plan and upgrades to surface water diversion facilities. Prior to joining Skagit PUD, Bill worked in industrial forest management and with civil construction contractors. Bill received a Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources from the University of Washington and enjoys the outdoors with his family and their horses.


August 29, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
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