Wednesday 2:00 PM
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Room: Governor

The Source Water Protection G300 Standard

Recognizing that source water protection (SWP) is a vital component of the multiple-barrier approach for providing high-quality drinking water, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/American Water Works Association (AWWA) Utility Management Standard G300 for Source Water Protection was published in 2007. An accompanying operational guidebook was published in 2010. This standard provides a framework through which utilities can be assessed in terms of the completeness and effectiveness of their source water protection programs. The minimum requirements for the standard include six primary elements: (1) a SWP protection program vision; (2) source water characterization; (3) SWP goals; (4) a SWP action plan; (5) implementation of the action plan; and (6) periodic evaluation and revision of the program. Although these six primary elements may differ greatly in their complexity or effort on a site-specific basis, they are each vital to the success of the program. This paper will discuss the history and implementation of the G300 Standard, and also an overall introduction to the use of the guidebook.

Moderator:  Ted Meckes


Sharon Long - WSLH/University of Wisconsin

Sharon C. Long, Ph.D. has over 25 years of experience in applied environmental microbiology and engineering. She is currently the Director of Environmental Microbiology with the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene and a Professor of Soil Science with the University of Wisconsin Madison. Dr. Long earned a B.S. degree in Environmental Science from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

During her 18 year academic career, her research has focused on Microbial Source Indicators in Watershed Management - Improving Detection and Quantification, Environmental Ecology of Indicator Organisms and Infectious Diseases, Microbial Community Structure and Function in Contaminated Systems, Microbial Safety of Wastewater Sludge and Biosolids, and Biotreatablity Assessment. Dr. Long is a member of numerous professional societies including the American Water Works Association, International Water Association, and Water Environment Federation. She has served on the AWWA University Student Activities Committee and the Source Water Protection Committee. She will be serving as Chair of the Source Water Protection Committee from 2010-2013. Our next speaker is Sharon Long. She holds a dual position with the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene and the University of Wisconsin. She is going to presenting information on the G-300 Source Water Protection Standard co-authored by Chi Ho Sham, Rich Gullick and Bob Morgan.