Division of Drinking Water
2018 State of the Environment Report

Drinking fountain

The Division of Drinking Water (DDW) is responsible for implementing programs that ensure safe and reliable drinking water throughout the state. Programs include:

  • Source protection for drinking water supplies
  • Financial assistance for construction or upgrades to water systems
  • Engineering plan review
  • Implementation of EPA water-quality and monitoring requirements
  • Community assistance with contamination issues
  • Site inspections of public water systems
  • Certification and training for system operators

Online training and testing offered by the Division helps systems operators, particularly those in rural areas, obtain continuing education unit (CEU) credits and certification. DDW also makes extensive use of technology and planning tools to streamline its processes, increase operational efficiencies, and reduce costs.

My experience with DDW has not been the typical government regulator. DDW has partnered with us on many challenging issues, and we have come together with solutions which have been for the benefit of public health and well-being of our water customers and consumers.”

–Scott Anderson, Woods Cross City Public Works Director