Mississippi State Department of Health

The Public Water Supply Program ensures safe drinking water to the 2.8 million citizens of Mississippi who utilize the state's public water supplies by strictly enforcing the requirements of the Federal and State Safe Drinking Water Acts (SDWAs).

Extension of Essential Licenses, Permits and Certifications in Response to COVID-19

  • MSDH is issuing blanket extensions for water operator and backflow prevention assembly tester licenses.
  • MSDH is issuing blanket extensions for retail and manufactured food facility permits. Any invoices issued for retail or manufactured food permit renewal during this extension shall not be due so long as the extension is in effect.
  • MSDH is issuing blanket extensions for boiler and pressure vessel certifications. Any invoices issued for boiler and pressure vessel certification during this extension shall not be due so long as the extension is in effect.
  • Extension notice for licenses and certifications

The Public Water Supply Program is implemented through five major programmatic areas:

The Public Water Supply Program also provides all administrative support necessary to manage the State Drinking Water Revolving Fund Loan Program.

Water Quality Tools

Water Supply Operators

Water Supply Customers

See other topics below.


To contact the Bureau of Public Water Supply, call 601-576-7518.

Links referenced
Questions and answers from the EPA    https://www.epa.gov/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-drinking-water-and-wastewater
Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/8512.pdf
Extension notice for licenses and certifications    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/8563.pdf
Full details of these extensions    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/8563.pdf
April 17, 2020: Pandemic Update regarding the operational concerns and processes that have been modified    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/8601.pdf
April 17, 2020: Communications structure during COVID-19 pandemic    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/8572.pdf
April 1, 2020: Water Quality Sampling Continues; Operator Certification and CEUs; Continuity of Operations and Credentialing    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/8567.pdf
March 25, 2020: Governor's declaration regarding critical businesses and workers; Dept of Homeland Security identification of Critical Infrastructure and the associated workers    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/8566.pdf
March 16, 2020: Public Service Commission's declaration that vital utilities cannot be cut off for non-payment    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/8565.pdf
LARS Login    https://www.msdhwo.webapps.ms.gov/contactinformation/contactinfologin.aspx
Public Water System Operations Manual    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,8153,76,pdf/Water_System_Operations_Manual.pdf
License renewal and CE hours    https://www.msdhwo.webapps.ms.gov/home.aspx
License verification    https://www.msdhwo.webapps.ms.gov/PublicView/PublicIndSearch.aspx
Private Well Information    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,76,762,html
Boil-Water Notices    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/23,0,148,html

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