Plan Review and Permit Issuance
New and existing public water supplies which intend to construct new
water supply facilities, modify existing treatment facilities or equipment,
or extend water mains are required to obtain a construction permit from
the Division of Public Water Supplies. Public water suppliers are also
required to obtain an operating permit before putting newly constructed
equipment, facilities or mains into operation. Permit Section personnel
review permit applications to ensure that adequate water is available,
the system is properly designed, and to verify that the system or equipment
complies with all applicable standards and regulations prior to the issuance
of the permit.
The Permit Section participates in the issuance of NPDES permits for
waste discharges from water treatment plants by providing technical review
and input to the Water Pollution Control Program prior to permit issuance.
Public Water Supply Permit Section personnel also conduct a review and
provide technical input on water treatment plant sludge disposal permits
issued by the Water Pollution Control Program.