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Latest summary of EPA actions to ensure safe drinking water in Wyoming

Release Date: 06/07/2010
Contact Information: Lisa Kahn, 303-312-6896, kahn.lisa@epa.gov

(Denver, Colo. – June 7, 2010) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 issued 10 administrative orders under the Safe Drinking Water Act in Wyoming from October 1, 2009 through March 31, 2010.

EPA issues an administrative order when a public water system violates the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and its regulations. An administrative order requires the public water system to comply with the drinking water regulations that it violated and includes action items for returning to compliance.

EPA issued administrative orders to the following public water systems:

The Sinclair Companies (Sinclair Refinery Golf Course), Sinclair
Lance Creek Water and Sewer District, Lance Creek
Restway Trailer Park, Cheyenne
Bighorn National Forest (Shell Falls Interpretive Site), Sheridan County
Grandma’s Inn, Torrington
Power Resources, Inc. (Smith Ranch), Glenrock
Cambria Improvement and Service District, Newcastle
Kennington Springs Pipeline, Afton
Centennial, Town of
Lewis Mobile Home Park, Rock Springs

The SDWA establishes specific regulations to assure the safety of public drinking water. In the State of Wyoming, EPA directly implements the SDWA and issues enforcement actions to public water systems that fail to comply with the Act and its regulations.

EPA Region 8 oversees the protection of public health and the environment in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.