WPC: Water Management

Water Management
The regulatory oversight of water, from it's source watersheds to its final destination as wastewater, is primarily shared between two state agencies:  The Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).

DPH's regulatory responsibilities lay primarily with ensuring safe drinking water for public consumption, while DEEP's regulatory responsibilities lay primarily with ensuring sound environmental quality, although there is significant overlap between the two.  In addition, DEEP's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA), formerly the Department of Public Utility Control, oversees the many water utilities that store, move, and sell water as a service to ensure fair business practices.

To learn more about DEEP's role in water management, visit the Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse within the Environmental Quality branch by clicking here.  You will find links to resources of the Bureau's various programs, as well as links to other bureaus and divisions within DEEP that have roles in water resource management, such as the Fisheries Division within the Bureau of Natural Resources.

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To learn more about DPH's responsibilities in water management, visit the Drinking Water Section of the Regulatory Services Branch by clicking here.  You will find links to the various units and resources within the Drinking Water Section.
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