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Water: Safe Drinking Water Act

Public Water System Supervision Program Water Supply Guidance Manual

(EPA 816-R-00-003, January 2000)

EPA periodically issues memorandums which clarify drinking water policies and regulations.  These policy memos have been collected into a water supply guidance which has been made available to states and public water systems to assist them in implementation of the Safe Drinking Water Act.  The guidance manual was last updated in 1993.  This 2000 revision has been updated to add new memos and remove memos which no longer apply.  The manual includes 135 policy memos and 52 guidances from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline.  The guidances have been renumbered from the 1993 edition to reflect deletions and additions. Index 5 to the manual has information on how to obtain materials that are not on this site.  Additional materials may also be available on the PWSS publications page.

The water supply guidance (WSG) files are available in an Acrobat PDF format.  For help with PDF files, click here.  The guidances are indexed in three formats:

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the Adobe PDF files on this page. See EPA's PDF page for more information about getting and using the free Acrobat Reader.

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