Agency Offers Sanitary Survey Guidance Manual for Groundwater

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has developed the "Sanitary Survey Guidance Manual for Ground Water Systems" to provide states, tribes, and other primacy agencies with a brief review of the sanitary survey regulatory provisions of the Ground Water Rule (GWR).

The manual describes the details of a comprehensive sanitary survey, addressing the minimum eight sanitary survey elements required under the GWR and provides specific examples of what constitutes a significant deficiency. Sanitary surveys are a proactive public health measure that can identify deficiencies in drinking water systems before any contamination of the public water supply occurs.

The manual also helps surveyors understand how each set of Safe Drinking Water Act regulations applies to sanitary surveys. To access this guidance and other information about the rule, visit

Download Center

  • Waste Management in 2021: Accelerate Your Success with Technology

    Join waste management experts on February 23rd for a live best practice session webinar. You’ll learn how to take your waste program to the next level with visual location, barcoding, and mobility. Register now.

  • Green Quadrant EHS Software 2021

    Reserve your copy of the new report by independent analyst firm, Verdantix, to get a detailed, fact-based comparison of the 22 most prominent EHS software vendors in the industry.

  • Your Guide to Environmental Metrics that Drive Performance

    Translating sustainability into action starts with implementing the right metrics to assess your environmental risk and performance. Learn how to design metrics that improve your decision-making process and drive enterprise performance.

  • 5 Keys to Best-in-Class Chemical Management

    Running a safe chemical program is challenging and complex: from knowing what's on-site to proper handling and disposal - all while navigating regulatory changes. Learn the best ways to mitigate chemical risk, get the most value out of your data, and gain buy-in for a chemical management solution.

  • Unpacking ESG: 6 Questions You Were Too Afraid to Ask

    Environmental and Sustainability experts from Arcadis and Cority answer 6 of the most pressing questions EHS professionals have about getting started with Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reporting.

  • Industry Safe