(1) The executive director shall appoint the director. The director shall serve under the administrative direction of the executive director.
(2) The director shall:
(a) develop programs to promote and protect the quality of the public drinking water
supplies of the state;
(b) advise, consult, and cooperate with other agencies of this and other states, the
federal government, and with other groups, political subdivisions, and industries
in furtherance of the purpose of this chapter;
(c) review plans, specifications, and other data pertinent to proposed or expanded
water supply systems to ensure proper design and construction; and
(d) subject to the provisions of this chapter, enforce rules made by the board through
the issuance of orders that may be subsequently revoked, which orders may require:
(i) discontinuance of use of unsatisfactory sources of drinking water;
(ii) suppliers to notify the public concerning the need to boil water; or
(iii) suppliers in accordance with existing rules, to take remedial actions necessary
to protect or improve an existing water system; and
(e) as authorized by the board and subject to the provisions of this chapter, act
as executive secretary of the board under the direction of the chair of the board.
(3) The director may authorize employees or agents of the department, after reasonable
notice and presentation of credentials, to enter any part of a public water system
at reasonable times to inspect the facilities and water quality records required by
board rules, conduct sanitary surveys, take samples, and investigate the standard
of operation and service delivered by public water systems.
(4) As provided in this chapter and in accordance with rules made by the board:
(a) the director may issue and enforce a notice of violation and an administrative
(b) the director may assess and make a demand for payment of an administrative penalty
arising from a violation of this chapter, a rule or order issued under the authority
of this chapter, or the terms of a permit or other administrative authorization issued
under the authority of this chapter.
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