Frequently Asked Questions about the Managerial/Financial Assessment

How do I log in?

How long does the assessment take?

It depends on how well you’ve prepared. A blank worksheet with the assessment questions is posted on our website at http://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/DrinkingWater/WaterSystemAssistance/CapacityDevelopment/CapacityAssessment.aspx. The system owners and operators should work together to answer the questions. If you’ve prepared your answers ahead of time, it should take you 15-20 minutes to complete the assessment.

Do I have to answer every question?

In order to proceed through the assessment, you must answer each question. We set the assessment up this way to make sure we get complete information from water systems so we can make a full assessment of water system needs. The information collected in this assessment will not be used for enforcement actions, but will be used to help us better provide assistance to small water systems. A space for comments is included for most questions if you want to provide additional information.

Are my answers confidential?

Your individual answers will not be on our website or included in any reports we might prepare. However, like all our drinking water data, the information from the assessment is subject to public disclosure requests.

Can I leave the assessment and come back?

Yes. At the bottom of any page, you may click the Save And Exit button.
You will see a web link to copy or you can email yourself a link to return later. When you return to the assessment, you'll return to the point where you left off.

Can I go back and change my answers after I’ve finished the assessment?

Yes. Log back into the assessment, and you’ll see an icon that allows you to edit your assessment.

How do I save my feedback report after I complete the assessment?

After you complete the assessment, you will receive a customized feedback report based on your answers. The report contains links to web resources.

To save the report so you can access it later, you can:

Who can I contact with questions?

Loralei Walker, Capacity Development Coordinator
Department of Health, Office of Drinking Water
Phone: (360) 236-3097
Email: loralei.walker@doh.wa.gov