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Mississippi Drinking Water: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Mississippi Safe Drinking Water Act of 1997, Mississippi Code Annotated (MS Code Ann.) 41-26-1 to 41-26-103

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Mississippi primary drinking water regulation: Mississippi State Department of Health (DOH), Title 15, Part III, Subpart 72, Chapter 1

Preconstruction requirements: DOH, Title 15, Part III, Subpart 72, Chapter 1-100.05

Sanitary surveys: DOH, Title 15, Part III, Subpart 72, Chapter 1-102.10

Certification of municipal and domestic water system operators: DOH, Title 15, Part III, Subpart 72, Chapter 2

Classifications: DOH, Title 15, Part III, Subpart 72, Chapter 2-101.01

Qualifications: DOH, Title 15, Part III, Subpart 72, Chapters 2-102.01 and 2-102.02

Applications: DOH, Title 15, Part III, Subpart 72, Chapters 2-103.01 and 2-103.02

Operator requirements: DOH, Title 15, Part III, Subpart 72, Chapters 2-106.01 and 2-106.02

Cross connections: DOH, Title 15, Part III, Subpart 72, Chapters 1-105 to 1-109

Regulatory Agencies

Mississippi State Department of Health (DOH) Office of Health Protection Bureau of Water Supply

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. EPA has granted primacy to the state to administer the requirements of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) in Mississippi. For additional information about the SDWA, see the national section DRINKING WATER.

The state enacted the Mississippi Safe Drinking Water Act of 1997 to protect public water supplies that generally follows the procedural rules established under the SDWA. Mississippi follows the federal rules for maximum contaminant levels (MCL) for ...


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