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Water: Safe Drinking Water Act

Compliance Guidance Under The Safe Drinking Water Act


Welcome to the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water's Guidance site. Below we provide a link to guidance related to the implementation of the rules and regulations under the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Guidance Documents by Regulation:

Quick Reference Guides have been developed for most of the rules, providing an overview of the rule, major provisions, critical deadlines and requirements and public health benefits.

Guidance on Public Water Systems Definition -The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Amendments of 1996 contain a provision which amended Section 1401(4) regarding the definition of a public water system.

Water Supply Guidance is a compilation of policy decisions made pertaining to implementation issues under the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Small System Guidance is developed to help states, technical assistance providers, and small systems identify their compliance options.

Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program Guidance is provided to the Regions and states to assist them in interpreting the UIC regulations.

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Guidance is provided to the states for grants to establish revolving loan funds to assist public water systems with infrastructure improvements.

Water Security Tools and Technical Assistance provides assistance to the water sector and other organizations to help ensure the continued security of our nation's drinking water and wastewater systems.

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