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SOUTH DAKOTA Department of
Agriculture & Natural Resources

Protecting South Dakota's Tomorrow...Today!
Joe Foss Building
523 E Capitol Ave
Pierre, SD 57501-3182
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Drinking Water Program


Campgrounds, Resorts, and Eateries  

Some campgrounds, resorts, and restaurants as well as rest stops, hotels and tourist attractions can be considered as public water systems if they serve over 25 persons for 60 days of the year and maintain their own water system.   The water served by these systems must meet state and federal drinking water standards. 

Water Quality

These water systems are required to test for bacteria, nitrates, and nitrites on a regular basis.  The South Dakota Drinking Water Program regulates these systems and performs an on-site inspection every five years.   More information about these systems and their drinking water can be found on Your Water System Information by clicking here or on the sidebar.


- South Dakota Drinking Water Regulations

Guidance and Manuals

- Helpful Information For Transient Noncommunity Public Water Systems

For more information, you can contact Barb Friedeman at (605) 773-4052.