Oklahoma Drinking Water regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Oklahoma Drinking Water: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Drinking water state revolving loan fund (DWSRLF): Oklahoma Statutes Annotated (OSA) 82-14-1085.71 to 82-14-1085.84A

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Operation of public water supplies: Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 252:631-1-1 to 252:631-3-21 and Appendix A to C

Construction permits: OAC 252:626-1-1 to 252:626-21-3

Small public water systems: OAC 252:631-1-2

Records and reports: OAC 252:631-3-11

Water system operator: OAC 252:710-1-1 to 252:710-7-2 and Appendices A and B

Regulatory Agencies

Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Water Quality Division

DEQ Environmental Complaints and Local Services Division

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Oklahoma has been granted primacy by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer the requirements of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) for public water suppliers in the state. See the national section DRINKING WATER for more information about the federal requirements under SDWA.

Oklahoma follows the federal requirements under the SDWA in establishing the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund (DWSRLF) for public water suppliers in the state and follows the federal limits for maximum contaminant levels in drinking water.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Water Quality Division has primary responsibility for administering and enforcing the drinking water rules and regulations for public water suppliers in Oklahoma. DEQ's Environmental Complaints and Local Services Division is responsible for protecting water supplies for minor water systems.

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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements