The division has implemented an administrative penalty program for public water systems who fail to monitor for total coliform or nitrate as required. Consult the Save a Dime. Sample on Time! fact sheet for answers to frequently asked questions about the program.
When a facility or individual accumulates a certain number of violations, the case is referred to the Enforcement Unit at Ohio EPA. The case is then heard before the Enforcement Committee to determine the appropriate level of enforcement to pursue. The Enforcement Committee may include the Enforcement Unit, Division of Drinking and Ground Waters management, Office of Legal Services staff and management and a representative from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.
Enforcement actions taken by the Division of Drinking and Ground Waters since 2007, are available to view in the eDocument system.