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Main Title Benefits and costs of prevention : Case studies of community wellhead protection. Volume 1 /
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1996
Report Number EPA/813-B-95-005
Stock Number PB96-188271
OCLC Number 35985282
Subjects Wellheads--United States--Case studies ; Wellheads--Case studies--United States
Additional Subjects Drinking water ; Water wells ; Benefit cost analysis ; Case studies ; Water pollution abatement ; Community planning ; Water quality management ; Ground water ; Louisiana ; Maine ; Washington(State) ; Pennsylvania ; Massachusetts ; Ohio ; Wellhead Protection Program ; Safe Drinking Water Act
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAD  EPA/813-B-95-005 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 06/20/1997
EJBD  EPA 813-B-95-005 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/26/2013
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 813-B-95-005 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 813-B-95-005 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/04/2019
NTIS  PB96-188271 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation iii, [5], 63 pages ; 28 cm.
The benefits of avoiding contamination of community drinking water sources are greater than the costs of implementing a local prevention program for wellhead protection. Wellhead protection (WHP) offers community leaders a less expensive approach to protecting public health and avoiding the costs of remediating future contamination of their ground water sources of drinking water. This analysis of seven communities shows that, on average, dealing with contamination of their ground water supply may be 30 ro 40 times more costly than preventing it in the first place. The wellhead protection program is designed under the Safe Drinking Water Act (Section 1428) to prevent contamination from entering the ground waters supplying public water wells.
"November 30, 1995." "EPA 813-B-95-005." "March 1996"--Cover. Includes bibliographical references.