SOUTH DAKOTA Department of
Environment & Natural Resources

Protecting South Dakota's Tomorrow...Today!
Joe Foss Building
523 E Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501
Field Offices
Contact Us

Drinking Water Program


Enforcement of the Safe Drinking Water Act  

The South Dakota Drinking Water Program is responsible for administering an efficient and effective regulatory program that implements federal and state drinking water regulations. The program is also responsible for carrying out enforcement actions of public water systems that are in violation of federal and state drinking water regulations. 

Enforcement Policy

In January of 2010, the Drinking Water Program began implementing a new approach for identifying compliance with drinking water regulations by individual public water systems.   The approach allows the program to focus on public water systems (PWSs) with health-based violations and those PWSs with a history of violations across multiple rules. 

If you are interested in learning more about the new approach, please download the following document.

Enforcement Policy and Targeting Tool

If you have questions regarding the enforcement policy, please contact Tammie Hill in the Drinking Water Program at (605) 773-3577.