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Main Title Benefits and Costs of Prevention: Case Studies of Community Wellhead Protection. Volume 2. Detailed Case Studies of Seven Communities.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.
Publisher 30 Nov 95
Year Published 1995
Report Number EPA/813-B-95/006;
Stock Number PB96-188289
Additional Subjects Water wells ; Drinking water ; Water pollution abatement ; Case studies ; Site investigations ; Benefit cost analysis ; Risk assessment ; Community planning ; Wate quality management ; Environmental protection ; State programs ; Regulations ; States(United States) ; Feasibility ; Wellhead Protection Program
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NTIS  PB96-188289 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 11/18/1996
Collation 189p
In 1994, EPA initiated the study of the benefits and costs of wellhead protection (WHP). The purpose of the study was to compare the cost of local wellhead protection to the cost of contamination which could have potentially been avoided as a wellhead protection program is caried out. Additionally, the information in these case studies is intended to assist local decisionmakers assess the value, cost and feasibility of implementing wellhead protection in their communities. While the results reported below for the seven communities are neither exhaustive nor statistically representative of all communities, they do provide an indication and present the potential extent and range of benefits for a prevention program to protect community drinking water sources. EPA also was interested in collecting observations on the study communities' experiences in responding to contamination incidents and in developing and implementing WHPPs.