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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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.