Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) for Public Water Systems

ORS 448.131 authorizes the Department of Human Services-Drinking Water Program (DHS-DWP) to adopt administrative rules to insure safe drinking water. OAR Chapter 333, Division 061 are reserved for regulations regarding Public Water Systems, and were last amended on April 19th, 2010. Available for download as PDFs are the Table of Contents and the complete rules. Specific portions of the rules are also available below, and are ordered by section number. NOTE: Specific portions might include more than one section of the rules.
    • Purpose; Scope; and Adoption by Reference (333-061-0005; 0010; 0015)
    • Definitions; and Responsibilities of Water Suppliers (333-061-0020; 0025)
    • Maximum Contaminant Levels and Action Levels; and Maximum Residual Disinfectant Levels (333-061-0030; 0031)
    • Treatment Requirements and Performance Standards for Surface Water, Groundwater Under Direct Influence of Surface Water, and Groundwater (333-061-0032)
    • Treatment Requirements and Performance Standards for Corrosion Control (333-061-0034)
    • Sampling and Analytical Requirements (333-061-0036)
    • Reporting and Record Keeping (333-061-0040)
    • Public Notice (333-061-0042)
    • Consumer Confidence Reports (333-061-0043)
    • Variances; and Permits (333-061-0045; 0046)
    • Construction Standards; and Waivers from Construction Standards (333- 061-0050; 0055)
    • Voluntary Drinking Water Protection Program (333-061-0057)
    • Well field Determination (333-0610-0058)
    • Plan Submission and Review Requirements (333-061-0060)
    • Capacity Requirements for Public Water Systems: Technical, Managerial and Financial (333-061-0061)
    • Land Use Coordination (333-061- 0062)
    • Environmental Review Process for the Safe Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program (333-061-0063)
    • Emergency Response Plan Requirements (333-061-0064)
    • Operation and Maintenance (333- 061-0065)
    • Cross Connection Control Requirements (333-061-0070)
    • Backflow Assembly Installation Standards (333-061-0071)
    • Backflow Prevention Assembly Installation and Operation Standards (333-061-0072)
    • Cross Connection Specialist Certification (333-061-0073)
    • Cross Connection Training Programs, Course, and Instructor Requirements (333-061-0074)
    • Sanitary (i.e., Water System) Surveys of Watersheds; and Sanitary (i.e., Water System) Surveys of Public Water Systems (333-061-0075; 0076)
    • Composite Correction Program & Comprehensive Performance Evaluations (333-061-077)
    • Role of Counties; Supplemental Fluoridation; Product Acceptability Criteria; and Severability (333-061-0080; 0085; 0087; 0090; 0095)
    • Adverse Health Effects Language (333-061-0097)
    • References (333-061-0098)
    • Oregon Drinking Water Rules and Regulations