Safe Drinking Water Branch
DEQ’s Safe Drinking Water and Ground Water Management Programs protects public health and the environment by monitoring the activities of all public water systems in the CNMI and regulating access to and withdrawal of the ground water from the vulnerable fresh water aquifers of our islands.
The Safe Drinking Water program is responsible for regulating public water systems through the training, testing and certification of water treatment plant operators, inspecting public water systems on a periodic basis, reviewing designs of new or modified public water systems, tracking the water monitoring and compliance activities of public water systems and investigating drinking water violations and responding to drinking watr complaints.
The Groundwater Management program is responsible to protect overuse or contamination of fresh water aquifers by allowing only qualified, bonded and licensed personnel perform drilling activities, permitting the construction of new wells in locations that have the least risk of aquifer contamination, and monitoring the water quality of quantity pumped from exiting wells.
Safe Drinking Water Branch:
DEQ regulates public water systems to ensure that the water they provide is safe to use and will not spread disease or cause illness. What is a "public water system"? A public water system collects, t ... more
The Ground Water Management Program monitors and regulates the withdrawal and injection of water into the aquifers of Saipan, Tinian and Rota. The goal of the program is to protect the ground water resource so that it can b ... moreDownloadable Documents-
For more downloadable documents, just click on the links and you will be able to download and print. If you find that you are not able to open any of the documents, please contact DEQ's Safe Drinking Water Program at 670-664 ... more
Employees of the Safe Drinking and Groundwater Management branch to serve you. They are: • Jose M. Kaipat, Manager Contact Number: 670-664-8509 Email Addr ... more