New or Changed Rules

New rules are those defined as effective within the last two calendar years and administered by the North Dakota Department of Health.  New changes to existing rules are also included.

The Groundwater Rule (GWR):

When a public water system that uses groundwater as a source has a routine, positive total coliform result under the Total Coliform Rule that system must collect at least one ground water source sample before treatment from each source in use when the positive total coliform result was collected. For more details about the Groundwater Rule consult the Quick Reference Guide for the Ground Water Rule.   For more information contact Gary Stefanovsky at 701-328-5287 or

For further information on new or existing rules, please call the Division of Municipal Facilities at 701.328.5224, or email Greg Wavra at

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Updated:  25 Oct. 2010