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Safe Drinking Water (Ohio Revised Code: Title 61 Water Supply, Sanitation, And Ditches; Chapter 6109)

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This Chapter of the Ohio Revised Code concerns safe drinking water. Its purpose is to protect the public health and welfare and to enable the state to assume and retain primary enforcement responsibility under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Among others, it provides for public water system exemptions; director of environmental protection to administer and enforce; plan for the provision of safe drinking water in emergencies; water use advisory; construction, installation or change of public water system; owner or operator to provide financial assurance; prevention of lead contamination; investigation of complaints of impure water; public water system analyses; adoption of rules relating to water system testing; approval of connections to public water system; notification of danger of contamination - hearing; improvements, corrections, and changes to prevent contamination; writ of mandamus; funds for safe drinking water systems; emergency bonds to fund safe drinking water improvements; additional charges for water supply to pay for improvements; maintaining fluoride content of public water supply; license to operate public water system; rules for administrative assessment and collection of monetary penalties; administrative assessment and collection of monetary penalties for failure to comply with safe drinking water rules; rule governing demonstration of technical, managerial, and financial capability of water systems; implementation of asset management programs; appointment of receiver and petition; drinking water protection fund.
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