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      RS 40:5.6     


§5.6. Safe drinking water; inspections and tests; cost

           A. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the office of public health of the Louisiana Department of Health shall perform all inspections, tests, or procedures on public water supplies as may be authorized by the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, 42 U.S.C. 300f et seq. at no cost to any municipality, parish governing authority, or any public or privately owned water system except as provided in R.S. 40:31.33.

           B. The office of public health shall perform tests for contaminants identified in accordance with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, 42 U.S.C. 300f et seq., at least once a year, as funds are appropriated, on all public water supplies in municipalities with the following populations, based on the 1990 census:

           (1) Between three thousand one hundred fifty and three thousand one hundred sixty people.

           (2) Between three thousand four hundred seventy and three thousand four hundred eighty people.

           (3) Between five thousand and five thousand fifteen people.

           (4) Between twenty thousand one hundred twenty and twenty thousand one hundred thirty people.

           (5) Between seventy thousand five hundred seventy and seventy thousand five hundred ninety people.

           Acts 1990, No. 257, §1, eff. July 4, 1990; Acts 1999, No. 1203, §2; Acts 2000, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 125, §1, eff. July 1, 2000.

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