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Wastewater System and Potable Water Supply Rules

Regional Office Program Rules

NEW Wastewater System and Potable Water Supply Rules, Effective 11/06/2023

Additional Rules that may apply: 

Documents Referenced in the Rules:

​Your Regional Office will help you locate information about your wastewater system and water supply. For permit assistance, you can use the Permit Navigator tool to help you identify what environmental permits you may need for a project on a single parcel. If you have a linear, polygon, or multi-parcel project, you can contact a Community Assistance Specialist to get started.

Due to the high cost of printing and postage there is a charge for paper copies of the Wastewater System and Potable Water Supply Rules. Please complete the order form to request a paper copy (payment due with submission).

Water Supply Rule (link to page) - see part II of the Water Supply Rules for non-public (potable) water systems.

Notification Requirements

Act 145, amended by the Legislature in 2012, requires a landowner applying for a Wastewater System and Potable Water Supply Permit to notify adjacent landowners when a wastewater presumptive shield or water supply presumptive shield overshadows onto lot or lots not owned by the person applying for the permit. A brief outline of the notification process is as follows:

  • All notifications required of the landowner (as an applicant or a permittee) shall be done by certified mail;
  • Notifications to property owners affected by “overshadowing” will be made using a standardized form developed by the Secretary;
  • Notifications only need to include a site plan that accurately depicts all of the overshadowed areas on neighboring property. (The requirement to send the entire application and a copy of all of the plans has been eliminated); and
  • Notification to property owners possibly affected by overshadowing shall be made at least seven calendar days prior to the date that the permit application is submitted to the Secretary. (The prior notice period didn’t start until the application was submitted.)
  • If the project involves presumptive shields but there is no overshadowing, ANR Form 5 must be submitted with the permit application.

Notification Forms & Instructions:

Archived Rule and Forms