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Water: Source Water Protection

Source Water Collaborative

EPA and other national organizations with an interest in safe drinking water have committed to work together on source water protection.

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The collaborative members include:

  • Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies
  • The American Planning Association
  • Association of State Drinking Water Administrators
  • Association of State and Interstate Water Pollution Control Administrators
  • American Water Works Association
  • The Clean Water Fund
  • Environmental Finance Centers
  • The Environmental Protection Agency
  • Farm Service Agency
  • The Groundwater Foundation
  • The Ground Water Protection Council
  • National Association of Counties
  • The National Ground Water Association
  • North American Lake Management Society
  • National Rural Water Association
  • River Network
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • Trust for Public Land

How We Intend to Work:

The members of the collaborative have agreed to do the following:

  • Share information
  • Development recommendations together on source water protection
  • Package and disseminate these recommendations

Goals and objectives:

The source water collaborative will encourage actions that:

  • Contain or prevent contamination
  • Promote development patterns that limit threats to drinking water sources
  • Encourage matching uses of land with locations least likely to affect drinking water sources; and
  • Preserve the land needed to protect the quality of current and future sources of drinking water

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