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Tribal Utilities Role in Safe Drinking Water on Tribal Lands

Provide Safe Drinking Water

Staff who manage, operate and maintain public water systems in Indian country have a key role in providing safe drinking water to the community. Utility staff is responsible for ensuring compliance of their systems with the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).

Ensuring compliance includes:

  • Appropriately treating source water;
  • Repairing or replacing infrastructure components;
  • Collecting, analyzing and reporting drinking water compliance data to EPA; and
  • Communicating with customers.

For more information on roles and responsibilities: