Safe Drinking Water Primacy Assessment
Section 676 of Public Act 17-2 JSS, signed into law in October 2017, authorizes the Department of Public Health (DPH) to collect an assessment from water companies that own Non-Transient Non-Community public water systems (NTNC) and Community public water systems (CWS). Assessment fees are established within the Public Act, based upon the classification of the owned system. The DPH will begin collecting the assessment, in accordance with a timeline specified in the Public Act, to support the department's ability to maintain primacy under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.
The summary below outlines the law's requirements concerning how these assessments are to be determined.
- All NTNCs = $125 annual fee
- CWSs with less than 50 service connections = $125 annual fee
- CWSs with 50 to 99 service connections = $150 annual fee
- CWSs with 100 or more service connections = TBD (annual fee not to exceed $4.00 per service connection)
On or before October 1, 2018 DPH issues invoices to CWSs
On or before January 1, 2019 CWS payments are due (50%)
On or before January 1, 2019 DPH issues invoices to NTNC systems
On or before March 1, 2019 NTNC payments are due
On or before May 31, 2019 CWS payments are due (remaining 50%)