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Agriculture & Natural Resources

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Pierre, SD 57501-3182
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Surface Water

General Permit, Discharge from Water Treatment and Distribution Activities

On October 1, 2016, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources issued the Surface Water Discharge Permit for Water Treatment and Distribution Activities. The water treatment plant general permit is designed for drinking water systems which have discharges from normal operation of water treatment and distribution. This includes overflows from treatment and storage systems, filter backwash and settling basins, disinfection and flushing of potable water lines, storage system disinfection, and water line breaks and leak repairs.

General Permit
Statement of Basis

The application form (Notice of Intent) must be completed and submitted to the department in order to apply for permit coverage. The form is available in printable form and a complete online and print form. If you have any questions regarding the Water Treatment Plant General Permit, please contact Tom Anderson at 605-773-3351.

For information about the department's regulatory requirements for operating a water treatment system, please visit the Drinking Water site.