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Drinking Water Program Contacts

Oregon implements drinking water protection for public water systems through a partnership of DEQ and the Oregon Health Authority. The program provides information about drinking water and helps Oregonians get involved in protecting drinking water quality. In general, for questions regarding groundwater sources, contact OHA. Contact DEQ for questions about protecting public water supplies using surface water.

For questions about regulations, water quality, treatment plants, and testing, contact OHA, which is the primary agency for the implementation of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act in Oregon.

For private household well questions, visit OHA Domestic Well Safety Program, contact them by email at or by phone at 971-673-0440.

DEQ contacts


700 NE Multnomah St. Suite 600
Portland, OR 97232
Fax: 503-229-6037 

Julie Harvey
Drinking Water Protection Program Coordinator

Alyssa Leidel
Drinking Water Specialist

Ratnanjali Adhar
GIS Environmental Specialist

Shersten Finley
Drinking Water Specialist

Connie Dou
Standards, Assessment, and Drinking Water Program Manager

Western Region

165 E 7th Ave., Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401
Fax: 541-686-7551

Zach Loboy
Watersheds and Stormwater Manager

Laura Johnson
Drinking Water Specialist

Oregon Health Authority

OHA Drinking Water Services, Portland

Portland State Office Building
800 NE Oregon St., Suite 611
Portland, OR 97232-2162
Phone duty: 971-673-0405
Fax: 971-673-0694  
  • Samina Panwhar, Section Manager, Drinking Water Services, 503-753-4248
  • Kari Salis, PE, Manager, Technical Services - Region 1, Drinking Water Services, 503-385-7158

OHA Drinking Water Services, Springfield

Phone duty: 971-673-0405
Fax: 541-345-2697
  • Casey Lyon, R.E.H.S., Manager, Technical Services - Region 2, 503-569-5889
  • Tom Pattee, Groundwater Coordinator, 541-684-2440  
  • Russell Kazmierczak, 971-599-0121
  • Shawn Stevenson, 541-650-1640
  • Paula Rich, Administrative Support, 541-231-9125