2011 ORS § 448.123¹
Purpose

(1) It is the purpose of ORS 448.119 (Application of ORS 448.119 to 448.285 and other provisions to water systems) to 448.285 (Penalty schedule), 454.235 (Election) and 454.255 (Plans and cost estimates) to:

(a) Ensure that all Oregonians have safe drinking water.

(b) Provide a simple and effective regulatory program for drinking water systems.

(c) Provide a means to improve inadequate drinking water systems.

(2) In carrying out the purpose set forth in subsection (1) of this section, the Oregon Health Authority shall act in accordance with the goal set forth in ORS 468B.155 (State goal to prevent ground water contamination).

(3) If, in carrying out any duty prescribed by law, the authority acquires information related to ground water quality in Oregon, the authority shall forward a copy of the information to the centralized repository established pursuant to ORS 468B.167 (Ground water resource protection strategy). [1981 c.749 §4; 1989 c.833 §50; 1997 c.249 §147; 2007 c.71 §136; 2009 c.595 §839]