Surface WATER

Here is where you'll find all information regarding surface water resources in the great state of South Dakota.

Surface Water Discharge Permits

Surface Water Discharge permits are required for any point source that is discharging pollutants to waters of the state.

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Stormwater Permitting

Industrial and construction sites where activities come into contact with stormwater must be covered by one of the State's stormwater discharge permits.

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Groundwater Standards and Discharge Permitting

If you own or operate a facility that plans to discharge to groundwater, you must apply to the secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources for an approved groundwater discharge plan at least 180 days before any discharge.

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Water Quality Standards

The water quality standards regulations establish the use or uses to be made of a water body, set criteria necessary to protect the uses, and establish policies to maintain and protect water quality.

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