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Drinking Water Requirements for States and Public Water Systems

State Responses to EPA's Letter to Governors and State Environment and Public Health Commissioners

On February 29, 2016, EPA sent letters to Governors, state environment and public health commissioners, and tribal leaders outlining specific steps to enhance oversight of EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) implementation. Provided below are each of the state’s responses to EPA’s February 29, 2016 letter.

On July 7, 2016, EPA sent a response letter to each Governor and to state environmental and public health commissioners through the Environmental Council of States and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.  

Click on a state in the map below for each state response

Map of the United StatesAlabama Alaska American Samoa Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Washington, DC Florida Georgia Guam Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachussets Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Northern Mariana Islands Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Puerto Rico Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Trust Territories Utah Vermont Virgin Islands Virginia Washington West Virginia WisconsinWyoming

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New Mexico

New Mexico has recently changed their guidance on lead and copper tap sampling to discourage pre-stagnation flushing.  


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Wyoming

EPA Region 8 has responsibilities for the implementation and enforcement of drinking water regulations in Wyoming as well as in Indian country in Region 8. View more information on Primacy


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