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Safe Drinking Water Act (U.S.C. 1400-1465).

Country/Territory
United States of America
Document type
Legislation
Date
1974
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Water
Keyword
Water supply Basic legislation Freshwater resources management Institution Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution Water quality standards Groundwater Pollution control
Geographical area
Americas, Arctic, East Pacific, North America, North Atlantic
Abstract

This Act aims at protecting the quality of drinking water in the United States. It focuses on all waters actually or potentially designed for drinking use, whether from above ground or underground sources. The Act authorizes Environment Protection Agency (EPA) to establish minimum standards to protect tap water and requires all owners or operators of public water systems to comply with these primary (health-related) standards. It also requires that EPA considers a detailed risk and cost assessment, and best available peer-reviewed science, when developing these standards. EPA also establishes minimum standards for state programs to protect underground sources of drinking water from endangerment by underground injection of fluids.

Full text
English
Website
www.epw.senate.gov

References - Legislation

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Safe Drinking Water Act (North Dakota Century Code: Title 61 Waters; Chapter 61-28.1)

Legislation | United States of America

Keyword: Potable water, Public health, Water supply, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Pollution control, Water quality standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Development Coordinating Council (Utah Code: Title 73 Water and Irrigation; Chapter 10c)

Legislation | United States of America

Keyword: Institution, Water conservation zone, Freshwater resources management, Potable water, Pollution control, Water quality standards, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Authorization/permit, Waste disposal, Subsidy/incentive, Water supply, Public health

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Safe Drinking Water (Ohio Revised Code: Title 61 Water Supply, Sanitation, And Ditches; Chapter 6109)

Legislation | United States of America

Keyword: Potable water, Water supply, Public health, Disasters, Waterworks, Hazardous substances, Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Water quality standards, Financing, Court/tribunal, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Special fund, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Alabama Drinking Water Finance Authority (Code of Alabama: Title 22 Health, Mental Health, and Environmental Control; Chapter 23B)

Legislation | United States of America | 1975

Keyword: Potable water, Financing, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Governance, Institution, Pollution control, Water quality standards, Special fund, Procedural matters, Public health

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Waterworks and Water Supplies Generally (Code of Alabama: Title 22 Health, Mental Health, and Environmental Control; Chapter 23)

Legislation | United States of America | 1975

Keyword: Water supply, Waterworks, Potable water, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Pollution control, Water quality standards, Governance, Hazardous substances, Institution, Research, Financing, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX