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State Laws & Regulations

Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS)
   Public Water Systems - (Link to Nevada Revised Statutes - NRS 445A.800 - 445A.955)

Nevada Administrative Code (NAC)
   Public Water Systems - (Link to Nevada Administrative Code - NAC 445A.450 - 445A.6731)

Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS)
    Subdivisions - (Link to Nevada Revised Statutes - NRS 278.330 - 445A.460)

Nevada Administrative Code (NAC)
   Subdivisions - (Link to Nevada Administrative Code - NAC 278.010 - 445A.530)

Other Resource Links
Certification of Laboratories Analyzing Drinking Water


Federal Laws & Regulations

The Safe Drinking Water Act
About the Safe Drinking Water Act. (wikipedia.org)
USEPA —Safe Drinking Water Act Home Page

Federal Regulations: — Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 40 Part 141 — National Primary Drinking Water Regulations


Nevada Drinking Water Standards (External Links US EPA)


Existing regulations address
  • Drinking water quality;
  • Public Water System construction and operation; and,
  • Public Water System operator certification.

These safe drinking water regulations are administered by twelve (12) full-time professional and clerical support employees. The Clark County and Washoe County District Health Departments implement various activities within their jurisdiction.

Declaration of State PolicyNRS 445A.800 "It is the policy of this state to provide water which is safe for drinking and other domestic purposes and thereby promote the public health and welfare." State Primacy — The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, with the help of the Clark and Washoe County Health Districts, is looking forward to meeting challenges of continuing to assure safe supplies of drinking water for all Nevadans. However, this can only be achieved if Nevada maintains primacy.

    TO MAINTAIN PRIMACY FOR THE FEDERAL SDWA, NEVADA MUST
  • Adopt regulations as stringent as the SDWA regulations;
  • Grant exemptions or variance under conditions as stringent as the SDWA requirements;
  • Provide adequate procedures and enforcement authority;
  • Meet SDWA monitoring and reporting requirements;
  • Develop an adequate plan to provide safe drinking water under emergency conditions.
    BENEFITS OF PRIMACY TO NEVADA
  • Significant cost savings to water suppliers and the public;
  • Better public health protection;
  • Continuation of federal grants;
  • Recognized voice to Congress and USEPA on SDWA and policy decisions;
  • Decisions affecting Nevadans are made by Nevadans.

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