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IDEM > Compliance > Water Compliance Water Compliance

The goals of compliance in the area of water permitting are to ensure that the terms of permits and other enforceable agreements are met. Should violations or irregularities be uncovered, the Enforcement Section and/or the Office of Criminal Investigations may become involved. Their role is to set into motion procedures to address the violation and return the business or individual to a state of compliance.

Drinking Water and Wastewaster

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Operator Certification & Continuing Education

Ground Water Rule Presentation

Cross-connection Control & Backflow Prevention

The "Cross-connection Control & Backflow Prevention Manual" has been revised (2013 Edition). The new 2013 Edition provides our regulated communities (public water systems), plumbers, irrigation contractors, industrial facilities, etc. with the latest update information regarding general guidelines for developing cross-connection control and backflow prevention in the State of Indiana. Also incorporated in this 2013 Edition are the revised rules that went into effect on December 13, 2012, a new section on the Indiana Plumbing Code, an updated list of Indiana certified backflow tester training programs and a brief discussion on the new Lead Free requirements. In addition to IDEM rule, we have included in this manual Indiana Administrative Codes, as administered by other state agencies such as Indiana State Department of Health and Department of Fire and Building Services (Uniform Plumbing Code), which address cross connection hazards that may exist within their regulated communities.

Regional Sewer Districts