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Complying with Drinking Water Laws

The Drinking Water and Recreational Waters Compliance Section performs sanitary surveys and provides technical assistance to drinking water facilities throughout the State.  The Section's goal is to help systems remain in compliance with the State Primary Drinking Water Regulations.  This is accomplished by providing regulation information, educating systems on new and upcoming regulations, and offering on-site technical assistance.

Laws and Regulations

Sanitary Surveys

A main tool of the Drinking Water Protection Division is the sanitary survey.  Sanitary surveys are performed on all public water systems every one to five years depending on system classification. Based on survey results, the system is rated Satisfactory, Needs Improvement, or Unsatisfactory.  

Surface Water Sanitary Survey Form (PDF-88KB)

Ground Water Sanitary Survey Form (PDF-87KB)

Ground Water Sanitary Survey Manual (PDF-187KB)

Forms

Ground Water DBP Monitoring Plan (Word-46KB)

Surface Water Monthly Operating Report (PDF-535KB)

Desktop Evaluation Short Form for Small and Medium Public Water Systems, Optimum Corrosion Control Treatment (OCCT) Recommendation

Controlled Fluoridation Monthly Report 

If you would like any of these forms in Word format or Excel format please contact Richard Welch.

Guidance Documents

Operator Certification Requirements 

Boil Water Notice and Advisory (PDF-42KB)

Filter Assessment Manual (PDF-1.1MB)

Guidelines for High Rate Filtration Study (PDF-22KB)

Inspection and Cleaning of Storage Tanks (PDF-8KB)

Links

Contacts

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