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Source Water News!!

Friday, November 15, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Firnbach
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 Protecting Source Water with the 
 Drinking Water State Revolving   Fund  Set-   Asides
 
States and communities may use the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) set- asides to safeguard sources of drinking water. 

BACKGROUND 

Protecting sources of drinking water can proactively safeguard the water we drink and improve our public health. Taking steps to manage potential sources of contamination and to prevent pollutants from reaching sources of drinking water can often be more efficient and cost-effective than treating drinking water downstream. More...

 LakeLine 39-3: Source Water Protection

As multi-use pressures increase across our landscape, it becomes even more critical to protect vital sources of freshwater to maintain quality systems. We can each likely think of our own examples of competition over a resource, and the compounded effects of overuse or mismanagement of a system. In many cases, this results in degraded water quality and impairments in the designated uses of waterbodies. Protecting those resources from impacts becomes even more critical, particularly for those waterbodies used as a drinking water supply. In this issue of LakeLine, we focus on source water protection (SWP) from a number of angles, to stress the importance of protecting the resource from degradation, and the programs that exist to protect these important systems. More...


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