Water quality Notices of Violation and penalties

A Notice of Violation (NOV) is a formal action taken against the owner of a water or wastewater facility for violation of Section 100.18, Regulation 100:
No owner of a water or wastewater facility shall allow the facility to be operated without the direct supervision of an operator in responsible charge certified in a classification equivalent to or higher than the classification of the facility as specified in sections 100.4 through 100.8.
  • Since 2012, Facility Operator Certification NOVs for operator in responsible charge (ORC) violations are issued in a category separate from our other enforcement actions.
  • A list of notices issued is available on our enforcement page within the year the action occurred. 
  • A penalty may or may not be assessed with the notice for up to $300 per day per violation.