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Links to Partners

EPA's drinking water program is organized into 10 regional offices and an office in Washington DC. EPA works with the states and many other partner organizations to ensure that Americans enjoy safe drinking water.  The following links transport you off EPA's web site. While EPA encourages the use of all resources to obtain accurate, current information, EPA does not necessarily endorse the views or the accuracy of the information presented on these sites. (Our policy on linksExit EPA Disclaimer


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State and Territorial Drinking Water Protection Programs


 
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Maryland
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New Hampshire
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North Carolina
North Dakota
N. Mariana Is.
Ohio
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Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
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Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virgin Islands
Virginia
Washington
Washington, DC
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Other State Environmental Agencies -

The Association of State and Interstate Water Pollution Control Administrators maintains an index of links to State environmental agencies.
 

Related Federal Agencies

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention promotes health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. 

U.S.Department of Agriculture - Rural Utilities Service provides loans, grants and loan guarantees for drinking water, sanitary sewer, solid waste and storm drainage facilities in rural areas and cities and towns of 10,000 or less.

U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Reclamation manages, develops and protects water and related resources.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates food (including bottled water), cosmetics, medicines, and other products. 

U.S. Geological Survey provides the nation with reliable, impartial information to describe and understand the earth. USGS also provides scientific data and information on the occurrence, fate, and transport of emerging and legacy contaminants in water resources, assessments of drinking water sources, and the vulnerability of water supplies to contamination. See U.S. Geological Survey Chemical and Pathogenic Contaminant Exposure by Drinking Water
 

Drinking Water Protection Organizations

American Water Resources Association promotes understanding of water resources and related issues by providing a multidisciplinary forum for education, professional development and information exchange. 

American Water Works Association is an international non-profit scientific and educational society dedicated to the improvement of drinking water quality and supply. 

American Water Works Research Foundation sponsors practical, applied, and future-need based research for the drinking water community. 

Association of Boards of Certification helps environmental certifying authorities do a better job by sharing information, know-how, and resources. 

Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies is made up of the directors, commissioners, and managers of the nation's largest municipal and publicly-owned water systems. 

Association of State and Interstate Water Pollution Control Administrators is an independent, nonpartisan organization of state water program managers. 

Association of State Drinking Water Administrators is the professional association that represents the collective interests of the nation's state drinking water programs. 

Clean Water Action is a national citizens' organization working for clean, safe and affordable water, prevention of health-threatening pollution, creation of environmentally- safe jobs and businesses, and empowerment of people to make democracy work. 

Council of Infrastructure Financing Authorities is a national organization of state, regional, and local financing authorities, and is a principal advocate for needed infrastructure funding from all levels of government. 

Foundation for Cross-Connection Control and Hydraulic Research offers training courses and training tools to assist those involved in cross-connection control. 

The Groundwater Foundation is dedicated to informing the public about one of our greatest hidden resources, groundwater. 

Ground Water Protection Council is a national, not-for-profit organization whose members are interested in the protection of the nation's ground water supplies. 

National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners serve the consumer interest by seeking to improve the quality and effectiveness of public regulation in America.

National Association of Water Companies is the trade association that represents the private and investor-owned water utility industry.

National Drinking Water Clearinghouse assists small communities by collecting, developing and providing timely information relevant to drinking water issues. 

National Ground Water Association enhances the skills and credibility of all ground water professionals, develop and exchange industry knowledge, and promote the ground water industry and understanding of ground water resources.

National Rural Water Association is a nonprofit, grassroots organization representing the vast majority of water systems in the country, governed by a volunteers from each state. 

NSF International develops standards, provides education, and provides third-party conformity assessment services while representing the interest of all stakeholders. 

National Watershed Network is a coordinated national effort to encourage the formation of local, voluntary watershed partnerships and help assure that these partnerships successfully attain their goals. 

Partnership for Safe Water encourages and assists U.S. water suppliers to voluntarily enhance their water systems performance for greater control of Cryptosporidium, Giardia and other microbial contaminants.

Rural Community Assistance Program helps rural people to improve the quality of life in their communities. 

WaterWiser is a clearinghouse of water conservation and efficiency information.
 

Environmental and Public Health Organizations 

American Ground Water Trust protects America's ground water, promotes public awareness of the environmental and economic importance of ground water, and provides accurate information to assist public participation in water resources decisions. 

American Public Health Association is the oldest and largest organization of public health professionals in the world.

American Society for Microbiology is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world.

American Society for Testing and Materials is the developer and provider of voluntary consensus standards, related technical information, and services having internationally recognized quality and applicability that promote public health and safety.

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials is a non-profit public health organization that represents the leaders of State and Territorial health agencies. 

Consumer Federation of America works with public officials to promote beneficial policies, to oppose harmful policies, and to ensure a balanced debate on important issues in which consumers have a stake. 

Environmental Council of States is the national non-profit, non-partisan association of state and territorial environmental commissioners.

Environmental News Network host a global online network for the environmental community by providing valuable content, communications and commerce opportunities.

Environmental Working Group is a leading content provider for public interest groups and concerned citizens who are campaigning to protect the environment.

League of Women Voters Education Fund provides local and state Leagues, as well as the wider public, with information and educational services on elections and on current public policy issues.

National Environmental Education and Training Foundation helps America meet critical national challenges through environmental learning.

National Environmental Health Association works to advance the environmental health and protection professional for the purpose of providing a healthful environment for all.

Natural Resources Defense Council uses law, science, and the support of more than 400,000 members nationwide to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.

Sierra Club promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources.

Public Interest Research Group are state-based advocates for the public interest.

Related Trade Associations

American Petroleum Institute represents the Nation's Oil and Natural Gas Industry.

International Bottled Water Association is the trade association representing the bottled water industry.

Water Quality Association represents manufacturers and distributors of household, commercial, industrial and small system water treatment systems.
 

International Organizations

Water For People is a nonprofit, charitable organization in the United States and Canada that helps people in developing countries obtain safe drinking water.

WaterPartners International is a non-governmental organization that links donors to high quality partner organizations that help communities design and construct their own sustainable water supply systems. 

World Health Organization's objective is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. 

World Water Council is a nonprofit organization devoted to long-term global water policy. 

 

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