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HB 260: Requires Testing by the State for Secondary Contaminants in Privately Operated Community Water Systems


Provides for testing by the office of public health for secondary water contaminants in privately operated community water systems.

Proposed law defines "secondary contaminant", for purposes of proposed law, as a substance for which secondary maximum contaminant levels are established in the National Secondary DrinkingWater Regulations of the EPA. Proposed law provides that in addition to the requirements of present law relative to testing of water supplies, OPH shall, at least once per calendar year, perform tests for secondary contaminants in water supplied by each privately operated community water system in La. at no cost to the water system or to any municipality or parish governing authority that contracts with the water system.

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