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Tribal Utilities Role in Safe Drinking Water on Tribal Lands

Infrastructure Assistance for Tribal Utilities

Tribal utilities manage and operate public water systems in Indian country. Along with tribal governments, they are responsible for providing safe drinking water to tribal communities. To achieve this, water systems need to comply with the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).

EPA provides technical assistance to tribal water systems through the following programs:

Tribal Resources

Resource Directory – Search for federal and non-federal funding & assistance for drinking water & wastewater systems.

Tribal Contacts – Search for national and regional program managers and other tribal organizations.