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Division of Water Quality

Dennis Fewless, Director E-mail
Phone:  701.328.5210
Fax:  701.328.5200
Mail: 918 East Divide Avenue, 4th Floor
Bismarck, ND 58501-1947


Water Quality is essential to public health, our natural environment, and economic development in North Dakota.  The North Dakota Department of Health, Division of Water Quality works to safeguard water quality for all uses.  Programs within the Division deal with various aspects of protecting the quality of our water resources. Enforcement of state and federal environmental laws is accomplished through permitting, inspection, sampling, analytical services and monitoring activities.  The following list covers the major responsibilities of the Division of Water  Quality.  Click on the links at the left to take you to one of these areas. Thank you.

GROUND WATER PROTECTION PROGRAM:

  • Source Water Protection for Public Water Supplies
  • Ambient Ground Water Monitoring
  • Underground Injection Control
  • Ground Water Investigations and Remediation
  • Facility Site Reviews to Protect Ground Water Resources
  • Emergency Response

WASTE WATER PROGRAM:

  • North Dakota Pollution Discharge Elimination System
  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention
  • Animal Feeding Operations
  • Septic Pumper Registration

SURFACE WATER PROTECTION PROGRAM:

  • Nonpoint Source Pollution Prevention
  • Total Maximum Daily Loads
  • River and Lake Assessments
  • Fish Consumption Advisories

SPECIAL PROJECTS:

  • Water Quality Standards
  • Section 401 Water Quality Certification
  • Devils Lake Issues
  • Missouri River Issues
  • Interstate and International Water Issues
  • EIS Review

 


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Last Updated: 09/30/2013