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Water: Local Drinking Water Information

Louisiana Drinking Water

 Note: The external links to state web sites and contacts may not be accurate at this time, we are currently reviewing this information. Please check back with us for the updates on these pages.

The water you drink


Drinking water suppliers now provide reports (sometimes called consumer confidence reports) that tell where drinking water comes from, and what contaminants may be in it.

To view the information about your drinking water supplier that is in EPA's database, please visit the Envirofacts page on your state.

  • Envirofacts data on Louisiana
  • If your drinking water comes from a private well, you are responsible for your water's safety.  EPA rules do not apply to private wells (although some state rules do), but EPA recommends that well owners have their water tested annually.  Contact your state to get a list of certified commercial laboratories that test drinking water.
  • EPA's Private Wells site
  • State Certified Laboratories

Where does drinking water come from?

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To find out about the watershed that supplies your drinking water and how to protect it, click here. If your water comes from a ground water source, read about your state's ground water quality Exit EPA Disclaimer

State drinking water offices

Louisiana's drinking water program Exit EPA Disclaimer
Center for Environmental Health Services
Engineering Services
P.O. Box 4489,
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4489
Phone Number - 225-342-7499

Louisiana's source water program
Dept. of Environmental Quality
Environmental Evaluation Division
Aquifer Evaluation and Protection Service
P.O. Box 82178
Baton Rouge, LA 70884-2178

Compliance trends

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Each state produces an annual report on trends among its drinking water systems. Louisiana's report is not online, but read EPA's national summary to learn how to get a copy.

Funds for safer water

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States can use funds that the EPA makes available through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program to help their water suppliers improve drinking water quality. Find out more about Louisiana's program.  Exit EPA Disclaimer

For general information on drinking water

Contact EPA's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

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