Drinking Water | Compliance Assistance

ADEQ provides various resources to help public water systems (PWSs) comply with drinking water rules, including:

Consumer Confidence Report | Learn More >
Groundwater | Learn More >
Stage 1 Disinfection Byproducts | Learn More >
Stage 2 Disinfection Byproducts | Learn More >
Inorganic Chemicals | Learn More >
Lead and Copper | Learn More >
Radionuclides | Learn More >
Revised Total Coliform | Learn More >
Surface Water Treatment | Learn More >
Synthetic Organic Chemicals | Learn More >
Volatile Organic Chemicals | Learn More >

Current Drinking Water Rules

Arizona's drinking water rules are located in Title 18, Chapter 4, of the Arizona Administrative Code (18 AAC 4). ADEQ adopted the federal rules to maintain Arizona's primary enforcement authority of the Safe Drinking Water Act, pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) § 49-353(A)(2)(a).

The notice of final rulemaking is available on the Arizona Secretary of State website under Arizona Administrative Register (AAR) | View Site >

Learn more about drinking water in Arizona and ADEQ's role enforcing drinking water standards | Learn More >

Delegated Authority

ADEQ works closely with two of Arizona's most populous counties to administer the provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act and our state's drinking water rules.

Maricopa County's Drinking Water Program oversees inspections, engineering plan reviews, and compliance and enforcement activities for all public water systems in the county. ADEQ still maintains oversight of county and state facilities within the county.

The Pima County Health Department oversees inspections, engineering plan reviews, and compliance and enforcement activities for all public water systems in the county. ADEQ still maintains oversight of county and state facilities within the county.

ADEQ oversees all aspects of the state's drinking water programs throughout the rest of the state, except federal facilities and tribal lands. Facilities in these categories are regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Maricopa County Drinking Water Program | Visit Page >
Pima County Health Department | Visit Page >
If own or use water from an individual (private) well, visit the Arizona Department of Health Services page dedicated to private wells | Visit Page >