ASDWA is pleased to launch CapCertConnections — a news blog for state drinking water program operator certification and capacity development coordinators. Our goal is to share timely, informative articles designed to help make your efforts easier to accomplish; give you insights into what your peers are working on; and keep you up to date with meetings, workshops, and other plan-ahead events. We hope that this blog will encourage greater collaboration between the Capacity Development and Operator Certification programs and enhance the ability of both programs to support drinking water systems across the United States.


The Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) is the professional Association serving state drinking water programs. Formed in 1984 to address a growing need for state administrators to have national representation, ASDWA has become a respected voice for state primacy agents with Congress, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other professional organizations.  ASDWA’s purpose is to:

  • Support states in their efforts to protect public health through the provision of safe drinking water;
  • Collect and make accessible to all state program administrators information and data to assist them in fulfilling their duties;
  • Encourage the interchange of experience and information among state drinking water programs;
  • Promote responsible, reasonable, and feasible drinking water program requirements at the state and Federal levels; and
  • Provide advice, counsel, and expertise to organizations and entities having an interest in drinking water, including Congress and EPA.
ASDWA members are the drinking water program administrators in the 50 states, territories, the Navajo Nation, and the District of Columbia.  Other state and local drinking water regulatory personnel may participate as associate members.
ASDWA is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of a state program administrator from each of the 10 U.S. EPA regions, the President, the President-Elect (who may also represent a region), and the Past President.  The ASDWA Executive Director serves on the Board as an ex officio member.  A staff, located in Arlington, VA, manages the day-to-day activities of the Association.


2 Responses to About

  1. Jackie Whelan says:

    Colorado has mandatory certified operators for wastewater treatment facilities and is revising the operator certification requirements regulations to require certified operators for graywater treatment facilities treating for indoor toilet and urinal flushing. Does any state require certified operators for graywater treatment facilities for this type of facility?

    • Bridget O'Grady says:

      Hey Jackie

      You should ask this question in the Discussion Forum. The blog doesn’t allow you to communicate with anyone but me. If you haven’t registered to participate in the CapCert Community (open only to states and EPA), let me know.


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