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Program Description

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Safe Drinking Water provides regulatory oversight for the Public Water System Supervision Program (PWSSP) in Nevada.  Staff at Northern Nevada Public Health provide contractual services and local oversight within Washoe County.

The Land Development Program (LDP) staff ensures that approximately 80 public water systems serving groundwater in Washoe County comply with the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Nevada Public Water System Construction Regulations. The regulations ensure that the water purveyors provide safe and reliable water. The staff tracks over 5,000 samples annually and assists water system operators with routine compliance issues. 

The Total Coliform Rule (TCR) requires Public Water Systems to collect Total Coliform samples at sites which are representative of the water throughout the distribution system, according to a written sample siting plan.

Contact the Program
Latricia Lord, Senior Environmental Health Specialist

David Kelly, Environmental Health Specialist Supervisor

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Last modified on 08/15/2023