Welcome to the PNWS Small Systems Committee!

Our Mission: Provide small water systems with opportunities that benefit their systems.

The Small System committee is currently reaching out to all small water systems in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.
Our committee is growing! If you are interested in joining our small systems committee or have any questions, 
or specific needs for your own small systems, please feel free to contact  
Lance Peterson, lpetersonnsid8@gmail.com  or Bob Cunningham, Bobecon_@hotmail.com.  
Both are experienced small water systems operators in the state of Washington. 

Training Opportunities for Small Systems

Since time away from the plant or office can be especially difficult for small systems, AWWA is offering two free eLearning courses that can be accessed from any computer with an internet connection, anytime of day or night.

Small systems needing more in-depth help, may be eligible for free one on one technical, financial, and managerial assistance from EFCN and RCAP.

  • Whether it is help setting rates, creating an asset management plan, identifying sources of funding or lowering energy use or water loss, EFCN can provide expertise and guidance. Visit EFCN to fill out a request for assistance.
  • RCAP will carry out compliance-focused technical assistance projects in priority systems throughout the U.S., including territories. In addition, RCAP’s Technical Resource Team will provide subject matter support to these projects, and RCAP will reach an additional 100 operators of small, remote drinking water systems through its Distance Assistance initiative. To request assistance through the state RCAP offices, visit www.rcap.org/WhoWeAre.

AWWA is here to support small systems, and I encourage you to take advantage of any or all of these opportunities. For more information, visit www.awwa.org/smallsystemstraining.