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Operator Requirements

Small Water System Requirements

Small water systems need an operator with an "S" certification which can be obtained by attending our free training.

No fees are associated with the "S" certification. The only requirement is to take a free small water system training course (see below) once every 3 years and submit a new PDF iconSmall Water System Operator Application with proof of training attendance. No other courses are required or will substitute for this requirement.

An operator who is certified at Levels 1-4 can be the operator in charge of an "S" system. The system still needs to complete a new Small Water System Operator Application form every 3 years. Inform Drinking Water Services of any changes within 30 days.

Small Water System Training Courses

The small water system training courses are developed specifically for small water system operators, or "S" systems. The following training options are available:

More Resources

  • Draft Contract Template for Water Systems (subject to change): MS Word iconMS Word
  • Small Water System Operator Application MS Word iconfillable MS Word -or- PDF iconPDF
    You can use this form to update the operator or owner information for a small water system.

  • Rules for Small Water System Certification PDF iconPDF
  • Basics for Small Water Systems In Oregon Manual - 2015 PDF iconPDF

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