AWW Office COVID-19 Update

AWW Office Operations

If you need to come by our office, please call or email to make an appointment.

UPDATE – Training Opportunities

AWW is starting to offer in-person certification and recertification sessions in addition to the online and hybrid offerings that will be available soon. All in-person workshops will follow the health and safety guidelines set by Auburn University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

As soon as those opportunities are available, information will be provided on the AWW website and through email communications. If you are interested in being trained as a monitor, please complete the Workshop Interest Survey below and we will contact you when opportunities are available.

Current Monitors

Please note that monitors in need of recertification have been given an extension of their certifications until they are able to attend a recertification session. They will be permitted to enter data. Options for recertification will be available in the coming weeks.

Current monitors can continue to monitor water as long as they abide by all safety guidelines and requirements. Each monitor has a unique situation related to where they monitor, and with whom they monitor. Please use the following resources to make the best decision for your situation, and don’t hesitate to contact AWW if in doubt.

Data Entry

If you enter data online, your experience will be no different than before COVID-19. AWW is regularly processing and updating data. Please note that mail is being delivered to the office; however, any data forms sent by mail will take longer than normal to be processed. As a precaution, keep copies of data forms you send through the mail. Enter data online or send through email if possible. 

Sharing Monitoring Equipment

If you share equipment with other monitors, please take precautions when meeting up to exchange equipment (use a mask, maintain social distance). Additionally, you will need to follow AWW’s guidance for sanitizing equipment.

Equipment Check-Out

If you need to pick up monitoring equipment or other materials from the AWW Office, please contact us to make arrangements.

Monitoring Site Access

It is possible that some public recreation areas are now closed to the public. The Alabama State Parks and National Forests of Alabama have listed current closings on their websites. Check with local officials about any parks or recreational areas in your communities.

USDA Forest Service COVID Guidelines for Visitors

AL State Parks Info

Contacting AWW

You can reach AWW Staff by email ( and phone during regular office hours, 8:00am-5:00pm. If you call, leave a detailed voicemail including your name and phone number. AWW Staff will return your call as soon as possible.