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Safe Drinking Water Program

The Safe Drinking Water Program provides comprehensive drinking water protection to the citizens and visitors of Louisiana supervising 1,406 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.

Louisiana Drinking Water Watch

News and Events

PWS Monitoring Plan Portal

Emergency Rule

Annual Compliance Report (2013)

Stage 2 D/DBP Sample Schedules - Sorted alphabetically by PWS name

Lead and Copper Schedules - Sorted alphabetically by PWS name

EPA - Revised Total Colifrom Rule (Final Rule)

Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule 3 (UCMR 3)

Bacteriological Sample Collection

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)

EPA Links

Safe Drinking Water Resources

Chloramination Guidelines

Safe Drinking Water Program Videos and Presentations (Training)

Monthly Operating Reports (MOR)

Central and Regional Contacts

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
Phone: 225-342-7499