Drinking Water Regulations

The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) authorizes and permits the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set national standards for drinking water contaminants. In addition to the establishment of drinking water standards, these regulations identify methods and schedules by which contaminants must be analyzed and tested. As long as state standards are at least as stringent as federal standards, states have the ability to promulgate their own drinking water regulations. Some Kansas Administrative Regulations do differ from Federal Regulations set forth by EPA.