About the NDWC

Who We Are:
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 today.

To receive a free subscription to On Tap magazine please call (800) 624-8301 or (304) 293-4191. You may also e-mail ndwc_orders@mail.nesc.wvu.edu.

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.

Educational Products
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 assistance specialist.

For more information about the NDWC, go to our FAQ page.


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Box 6064 West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 26506-6064

Phone: (800) 624-8301 / (304)293-4191
Fax: (304)293-3161