What is Source Water Protection?

Source water protection is a program to prevent pollution of the sources of water used for public drinking water. Source water protection planning consists of three phases:

  • Determining where the water supplying a system is coming from.
  • Identifying activities that have the potential of contaminating that water.
  • Developing a plan to manage these activities to prevent contamination from occurring.

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