New Hampshire Drinking Water regulations & environmental compliance analysis
New Hampshire Drinking Water: What you need to know
Governing Law and Regulations
New Hampshire Safe Drinking Water Act, New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated (RSA) 485:1 to 485:60
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. New Hampshire has been granted primacy by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer the requirements under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). New Hampshire follows the federal rules for maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) in drinking water and has additional requirements for some specific compounds.
• Administration and enforcement. The Drinking Water and Groundwater Bureau within the DES is responsible for administering and enforcing the drinking ...