Federal government may take over Oklahoma’s drinking water


Oklahoma needs money to avoid losing its power to regulate its own drinking water. The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality is struggling to comply with new federal drinking water regulations.

The ODEQ says they need $2 million to comply with three Environmental Protection Agency rules from 2005 and 2006. The state environmental agency has asked the Oklahoma Legislature for the funding for three years.

More information here from this StateImpact Oklahoma story:


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