Safe Drinking Water Program
The Safe Drinking Water Program provides comprehensive drinking water protection to the citizens and visitors of Louisiana supervising 1,403 public water systems for compliance with state and federal drinking water regulations. The Safe Drinking Water Program objective is to prevent illness and death that can occur from waterborne disease outbreaks or chemical exposure associated with contaminated drinking water. The Safe Drinking Water Program accomplishes this objective by the activities listed below.
- Monitoring: Collection, analysis and review of bacteriological and chemical samples to ensure compliance with maximum contaminant levels, treatment technique requirements, monitoring and analytical requirements.
- Inspections: Sanitary surveys and site inspections are conducted to evaluate the capability of a drinking water system to consistently and reliably deliver an adequate quality and quantity of safe drinking water to the consumer and to ensure compliance with state and federal drinking water regulations.
- Engineering Plan Review: Conducts reviews of and issues permits for new construction and modification of public water systems including the source, treatment, storage and distribution facilities to ensure the quality and protection of drinking water.
News and Events
Emergency Rule Information
Stage 2 D/DBP Sample Schedules - Sorted alphabetically by PWS name. Use Edit-find to search the document. If you can not find your PWS, please contact us at 225-342-7499.
EPA - Revised Total Colifrom Rule (Final Rule)
Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule 3 (UCMR 3)
Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water - Fact Sheet
Drinking Water Watch
Bacteriological Sample Collection
Final Rule - September 20, 2012 LA Register - Title 51 (Sanitary Code) Part XII Revisions - Adopt by reference the following three federal rules:
- Stage 2 Disinfectant/Disinfection Byproducts Rule - tightens compliance with DBP MCLs to reduce peak DBP levels
- Long Term 2 Surface Water Treatment Rule - tightens treatment for systems with surface water sources to reduce illnesses from Cryptosporidium
- Lead and Copper Rule Short Term Regulatory Revisions and Clarifications Rule - tightens the public education and consumer notification requirements of lead results
Water Rules & Regulations
Total Coliform Rule
Codes and Guidance Documents
Water Quality Testing Guidance
Consumer Confidence Reports (CCRs)
Disinfection Byproducts Stage 1 and Stage 2
Lead and Copper Rule (LCR)
Safe Drinking Water Resources
Central and Regional Contacts
- Chemical Sampling Rules & Regulations
- Chloramination Guidelines
- Operator Certification
- Backflow Prevention
Contact us for Safe Drinking Water Concerns
DHH-OPH-Center for Environmental Health Services
Central Office Engineering Services
P.O. Box 4489
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4489