SOUTH DAKOTA Department of
Environment & Natural Resources

Protecting South Dakota's Tomorrow...Today!
Joe Foss Building
523 E Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501
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Drinking Water Program


Drinking Water Program

Mark Mayer, Administrator  Email | Staff 
Phone (605) 773-3754 - Fax (605) 773-5286


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The state of South Dakota began primary enforcement of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) in 1983. The South Dakota Drinking Water Program, part of DENR, develops and enforces the South Dakota Drinking Water Regulations that apply to public water systems in the state. Approximately 645 public water systems (PWS) currently exist in South Dakota.



The mission of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Drinking Water Program is to protect public health and the environment by providing natural resources assessment, financial assistance, and regulation in a manner that promotes a successful business climate and exceeds the expectations of our customers.

For general information about the drinking water program and what we do download a copy of our pamphlet "Everything You Wanted To Know About Drinking Water Regulations"