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Main Title Benefits and Costs of Prevention: Case Studies of Community Wellhead Protection. Volume 1.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.
Publisher 30 Nov 95
Year Published 1995
Report Number EPA/813/B-95/005;
Stock Number PB96-188271
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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NTIS  PB96-188271 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 11/18/1996
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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.