EPA Regulations. The SDWA and the 1986 and 1996 amendments to
SDWA direct the EPA to promulgate regulations and guidance on maintaining drinking
water quality to protect the public health. The 1996 amendments waived the sovereign
immunity. Most of the states have the primacy for the implementation SDWA
provisions, however, individual states can establish additional compliance
requirements. Installations should check with the Bio-environmental engineer and base
environmental coordinator to assure compliance with the applicable regulations. For
guidance in complying with the EPA regulations, see military regulations listed in pars.
18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124.
Installations in foreign countries are required to meet Final Governing
Standards (FGS) of the host nation or the Standards established under the Overseas
Environmental Baseline Guidance Document (OEBGD).
Water Conservation. Water conservation practices at military
installations are fully covered in the publications listed in pars. 126.96.36.199 and 2.2.44.