The National Drinking Water Clearinghouse (NDWC) at West Virginia University
is a public service organization that collects, develops, and distributes
timely drinking water-related information. Sponsored through the U.S.
Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service (RUS), the NDWC
serves as an extension of RUS's commitment to providing technical assistance
to America's small and rural drinking water treatment plants.
Intended for communities with fewer than 10,000 residents and the organizations
who work with them, the NDWC helps small communities by providing needed
technical assistance and information.
What We Provide:
On Tap Magazine
On Tap, which reaches approximately 25,000 readers across the U.S., reports
on technical, financial, maintenance, operations and management, source
water protection, and health issues relevant to small drinking water systems.
Read On Tap online
To receive a free subscription to On Tap magazine please call (800)
624-8301 or (304) 293-4191. You may also e-mail email@example.com.
Free Telephone Consultation
Engineers and technical assistance specialists answer drinking water-related
questions via the NDWC's toll-free telephone number, (800) 624-8301.
Common questions involve issues such as federal regulations, cross-connection
controls, funding sources, water contamination, and water system troubleshooting.
NDWC staff regularly research and answer caller's questions or refer
them to other appropriate organizations. By actively establishing and
maintaining contact with people in the drinking water field, the NDWC
keeps up-to-date on small water system resources, issues, and trends.
NDWC offers more than 340 products, free
and low-cost, including brochures, videotapes, research reports, and government
publications. Topics range from drinking water regulations to financial
management to children's educational literature.
Search our databases online or we can search our databases for you. For
a search of the drinking water information databases, please call (800)
624-8301 or (304) 293-4191 and ask to speak with a drinking water technical
For more information about the NDWC, go to our FAQ page.