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Funding

Funding for Source Water Protection Activities
Document that includes a matrix summarizing the specific programs that offer funding and provides links to program Web sites for more information (EPA 816-K-03-004).
Date Published: Unknown

  • Funding for Source Water Protection Activities ( PDF 8 pp , 147 K )


New Federal Funding for Land Acquisition and Conservation Easements
Fact sheet that provides information about new funds that land trusts and other local organizations can use to work with state agencies and water suppliers to identify and acquire critical lands and conservation easements (EPA 816-F-97-010).
Date Published: Unknown


Source Water Assessment and Protection Program Fact Sheet: Use of Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Set-Asides
Fact sheet that explains how source water assessment and protection measures are eligible uses of the DWSRF set-asides.
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General Publications about Source Water Protection


Annotated Bibliography of Source Water Materials
Comprehensive list of available materials on source water protection. Includes technical materials, outreach materials, guidances, fact sheets, reports, articles, videos, brochures, case studies, regulations and Web pages from 1984 to 2003 (EPA 816-F-03-010).
Date Published: Unknown


Consider the Source: A Pocket Guide to Protecting Your Drinking Water (Drinking Water Pocket Guide #3)
This guide provides states, local governments, and consumers with resources to enhance existing source water protection programs and future drinking water protection plans. This guide includes an overview of Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act based regulatory and voluntary resources, tools, management measures, and financing sources.
Date Published: Unknown


Source Water Protection and Underground Storage Tanks: Partnership Opportunity
EPA's Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water and Office of Underground Storage Tanks are working together to reduce the risks of underground storage tanks to drinking water sources. In a July 20, 2004, joint memo to Regional Water Division Directors and Underground Storage Tank/Leaking Underground Storage Tank Directors, Cynthia Dougherty and Cliff Rothenstein, outlined recommended actions to determine whether underground storage tanks are one of the risks to drinking water sources in their region and to coordinate work to make the best use of resources and increase public health protection.
Date Published: Unknown


Source Water Protection: Its In Our Hands
Full-color poster promoting source water protection (EPA 816-H-03-001).
Date Published: Unknown



Ground Water


Biological Indicators of Ground Water-Surface Water Interaction: Update
Document that describes techniques for determining the presence of a particular suite of indicator organisms whose presence defines the hyporheic zone (EPA 816-R-98-018).
Date Published: Unknown


Citizen's Guide to Ground Water Protection
Guide that encourages citizens to a take an active and positive role in protecting their community's ground water supplies. Introduces the natural cycle that supplies the earth with ground water, briefly explains how ground water can become contaminated, examines ways to protect ground water supplies and describes the roles communities can play in protecting ground water supplies. Spanish version available (EPA 440-6-90-004).
Date Published: Unknown


Ground Water Rule
EPA finalized the Ground Water Rule in the Federal Register on November 08, 2006.  The purpose of the rule is to provide for increased protection against microbial pathogens in public water systems that use ground water sources. EPA is particularly concerned about ground water systems that are susceptible to fecal contamination since disease-causing pathogens may be found in fecal contamination. For more information, please see the Ground Water Rule Web site below.
Date Published: Unknown


Memorandum: Guidance for Future State Ground Water Protection Grants
Memo that fulfills EPA's statutory requirement to provide guidance that identifies the key elements of a state ground water protection program and establishes grant application procedures should funds become available in the future.
Date Published: Unknown


National Water Quality Inventory, 1998 Report To Congress, Ground Water and Drinking Water Chapters
Report that is the primary vehicle for informing Congress and the public about general water quality conditions in the United States.
Date Published: Unknown


Summary of State Biennial Reports of Wellhead Protection Program Progress, October 1995 - September 1997
Biennial status report that summarizes the progress made by each state toward establishing a state wellhead protection program.
Date Published: Unknown



Safe Drinking Water Act


Memorandum: Sensitive Data in Consumer Confidence Reports (CCR) and Source Water Assessments
Memo that clarifies how to strike the appropriate balance between providing near-term safeguards in the current emergency and long-term public understanding to encourage participation in source water protection.
Date Published: Unknown


Safe Drinking Water Act, Section 1429 Ground Water Report to Congress
Date Published: Unknown


Source Water Information in Consumer Confidence Reports (CCR) - EPA Guidance
Guidance that includes background information on source water assessments and susceptibility determinations referenced in section 141.153 (b)(2) of the CCR rule, a discussion of CCR rule provisions that require source water assessments, and examples of how a water system might incorporate the results of source water assessments into a CCR.
Date Published: Unknown


State Implementation Guidance for the Consumer Confidence Reports (CCR), Final Rule
Guidance for states on preparing consumer confidence reports (EPA 816-R-99-008). To view this final rule, visit the Office of Groundwater and Drinking Water Web site.
Date Published: Unknown



Small Systems


Aquifer Maps
Maps, produced by the EPA Region 9 Geographic Information System (GIS) Center, showing the designated area of Region 9 aquifers.
Date Published: Unknown


Designated Sole Source Aquifers by Region
Regional maps of designated sole source aquifers.
Date Published: Unknown


Sole Source Aquifer Determination for Western Uinta Arch Paleozoic Aquifer System, Oakley, UT
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Sole Source Aquifer Determination for the Castle Valley Aquifer System, Castle Valley, UT
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Sole Source Aquifer Memorandum of Understanding Between EPA Region 4, the Federal Highway Administration's Florida Division (FHWA), and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)
Memorandum of Understanding that identifies the types of projects that will be forwarded to EPA for evaluation and comment and outlines the procedures to be followed by EPA, FHWA and FDOT in evaluating and commenting on proposed activities.
Date Published: Unknown


Sole Source Aquifer Memorandum of Understanding Between USDA's Rural Development, Mississippi State Office, and EPA Region 4
Memorandum of Understanding that identifies the types of transportation or highway projects that will be forwarded to EPA for evaluation and comment in Region 4.
Date Published: Unknown



Source Water Assessments


Community Involvement in Drinking Water Source Assessments
Fact sheet that provides an overview of how community members and civic or youth groups can help to identify potential threats to the quality of their drinking water and help local officials develop and implement a plan of action to prevent water quality problems (EPA 816-F-00-025).
Date Published: Unknown


Delineation of Source Water Protection Areas in Karst Aquifers of the Ridge and Valley and Appalachian Plateaus Physiographic Provinces: Rules of Thumb for Estimating the Capture Zones of Springs and Wells
Technical assistance document that provides an overview of some relatively low-cost approaches to delineating source water protection areas in karst aquifers. The document is specific to the Ridge and Valley and Appalachian Plateaus Provinces, but the rules of thumb might apply elsewhere.
Date Published: Unknown


Literature Review of Methods for Delineating Wellhead Protection Areas
Document that presents the results of a bibliographic search of the technical literature for publications, papers and other documents addressing the technical aspects of wellhead protection area delineation.
Date Published: Unknown


SWAP Memorandum from Tracy Mehan to the Regional Administrators
Memo to EPA Regional Administrators and State Associations that discusses the importance of timely state completion of source water assessments and EPA's role in supporting source water protection.
Date Published: Unknown


State Source Water Assessment and Protection Programs Final Guidance
Guidance that describes the elements of an EPA-approved state Source Water Assessment Program, as well as EPA's recommendations for what may be included in a state Source Water Protection Program. Also provides an overview of how source water assessment and protection integrates with other Safe Drinking Water Act programs and efforts and how other EPA and federal programs can assist states in developing and implementing assessment and protection programs, and vice versa (EPA 816-R-97-009).
Date Published: Unknown



Source Water Protection


2003 National Source Water Protection Conference Materials
Post-workshop summary and speaker presentations from the 2003 National Source Water Protection Conference.
Date Published: Unknown


Community Dynamics of Source Water Protection: The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
Paper that examines how the source water assessment and protection programs of EPA intersect with tribal social, cultural and environmental factors at the local level.
Date Published: Unknown


Memorandum: National Information Needs to Support Source Water Contamination Prevention Programs
Memo from Joan Harrigan-Farrelly, Chief of Prevention Branch, to National Clean Water Program contacts, EPA regional source water offices and state Source Water Program managers providing a draft of Information needs to support source water contamination prevention programs.
Date Published: Unknown


Source Water Protection Plan for Public Drinking Water Sources in Plaistow, New Hampshire
Plan that identifies and outlines a structured approach to managing potential sources of contamination and threatening activities that occur within the source water protection area for Plaistow, New Hampshire.
Date Published: Unknown


Source Water Protection: A Training Manual for Communities in Nicaragua
Manual that contains versions of U.S. Source Water Protection Programs that have been specially adapted to be useful in Nicaragua and other countries in Central America.
Date Published: Unknown



Source Water Protection Practice Bulletins


Source Water Protection Practices Bulletin: Managing Above Ground Storage Tanks to Prevent Contamination of Drinking Water
(EPA 916-F-01-022)
Date Published: Unknown


Source Water Protection Practices Bulletin: Managing Agricultural Fertilizer Application to Prevent Contamination of Drinking Water
(EPA 916-F-01-028)
Date Published: Unknown


Source Water Protection Practices Bulletin: Managing Aircraft and Airfield Deicing Operations to Prevent Contamination of Drinking Water
(EPA 816-F-02-018)
Date Published: Unknown


Source Water Protection Practices Bulletin: Managing Highway Deicing to Prevent Contamination of Drinking Water
(EPA 816-F-02-019)
Date Published: Unknown


Source Water Protection Practices Bulletin: Managing Large-Scale Application of Pesticides to Prevent Contamination of Drinking Water
(EPA 916-F-01-030)
Date Published: Unknown


Source Water Protection Practices Bulletin: Managing Livestock, Poultry, and Horse Waste to Prevent Contamination of Drinking Water
(EPA 916-F-01-026)
Date Published: Unknown


Source Water Protection Practices Bulletin: Managing Pet and Wildlife Waste to Prevent Contamination of Drinking Water
(EPA 916-F-01-027)
Date Published: Unknown


Source Water Protection Practices Bulletin: Managing Sanitary Sewer Overflows and Combined Sewer Overflows to Prevent Contamination of Drinking Water
(EPA 816-F-01-023)
Date Published: Unknown


Source Water Protection Practices Bulletin: Managing Septic Systems to Prevent Contamination of Drinking Water
(EPA 816-F-01-021)
Date Published: Unknown


Source Water Protection Practices Bulletin: Managing Small Quantity Chemical Use to Prevent Contamination of Drinking Water
(EPA 816-F-01-025)
Date Published: Unknown


Source Water Protection Practices Bulletin: Managing Small-Scale Application of Pesticides to Prevent Contamination of Drinking Water
(EPA 816-F-01-031)
Date Published: Unknown


Source Water Protection Practices Bulletin: Managing Storm Water Runoff to Prevent Contamination of Drinking Water
(EPA 816-F-01-020)
Date Published: Unknown


Source Water Protection Practices Bulletin: Managing Turfgrass and Garden Fertilizer Application to Prevent Contamination of Drinking Water
(EPA 816-F-01-029)
Date Published: Unknown


Source Water Protection Practices Bulletin: Managing Underground Storage Tanks to Prevent Contamination of Drinking Water
(EPA 816-F-01-023)
Date Published: Unknown


Source Water Protection Practices Bulletin: Managing Vehicle Washing to Prevent Contamination of Drinking Water
(EPA 816-F-01-024)
Date Published: Unknown



Tribal


Drinking Water Quality in Indian Country: Protecting Your Sources
Fact sheet that provides an overview of source water assessment and protection opportunities in Indian Country (EPA 816-F-00-005).
Date Published: Unknown



Wellhead Protection State Ordinances


Ordinances for the State of Florida
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Ordinances for the State of Idaho
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Ordinances for the State of Illinois
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Ordinances for the State of Indiana
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Ordinances for the State of Kansas
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Ordinances for the State of Kentucky
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Ordinances for the State of Maine
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Ordinances for the State of Maryland
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Ordinances for the State of Massachusetts
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Ordinances for the State of Michigan
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Ordinances for the State of Minnesota
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Ordinances for the State of Missouri
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Ordinances for the State of Montana
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Ordinances for the State of New Hampshire
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Ordinances for the State of New Jersey
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Ordinances for the State of New Mexico
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Ordinances for the State of New York
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Ordinances for the State of North Carolina
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Ordinances for the State of Ohio
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Ordinances for the State of Oregon
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Ordinances for the State of Pennsylvania
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Ordinances for the State of Rhode Island
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Ordinances for the State of South Dakota
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Ordinances for the State of Texas
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Ordinances for the State of Vermont
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Ordinances for the State of Virginia
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Ordinances for the State of Washington
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Ordinances for the State of Wisconsin
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Ordinances for the State of Wyoming
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Memorandum: State and Federal Source Water Assessment and Protection Program Measures, Final Reporting Guidance, Strategic Target F and Related Program Activity Measures (FY 2005-2006)
This memorandum summarizes and transmits final guidance for reporting on source water assessment and protection measures.
Date Published: Unknown


Protecting Sources of Drinking Water: Selected Case Studies in Watershed Management
Case studies of 17 drinking water utilities that are incorporating watershed management and protection as an integral part of their business of providing safe drinking water to customers (EPA 816-R-98-019).
Date Published: Unknown


State and Federal Source Water Assessment and Protection Program Measures, Final Reporting Guidance
The purpose of this guidance is to promote coordinated efforts that should drive state and Federal actions to assist localities, implement protection actions where a state or Federal program has a specific responsibility, establish tangible measures of state and local source water assessment results and protection actions and institutionalize practical information sharing systems so states and Federal agencies can communicate results and the status of the program. It sets forth specific indicator measures and information elements, consistent with the Agency's Strategic Plan and National Water Program Guidance.
Date Published: Unknown

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