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PA DEP Drinking Water Fact Sheets

PA Department of Health

Penn State Cooperative Extension


EPA Fact Sheets

  • Fact Sheet: EPA-810F1101 July, 2012 – Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins: Information for Drinking Water Systems
  • Fact Sheet: EPA-840-F12-003 May 2012 – The Facts about Nutrient Pollution
  • Fact Sheet EPA-841-N-12-004 April 2012 – The Economic Benefits of Protecting Healthy Watersheds
  • EPA Source Water Protection Practice Bulletins (listed individually below) - Click Here>>

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    Collaboratives & Source Water Environmental Education Team (SWEET) Fact Sheet & Overview

    Source Water Environmental Education Teams (SWEETs) raise awareness and provide valuable education to Pennsylvania citizens and local officials to empower them to protect their sources of drinking water. Each SWEET team consists of three to five local water resource partners, such as public water system staff, watershed specialists, Cooperative Extension staff, educators, County Planners, and land conservancies, who work together to raise awareness and conduct public education about drinking water protection.

    The teams are becoming an important component of source water protection collaborative education efforts in Pennsylvania.  The Water Resources Education Network (WREN Project)  SWEET Team Fact Sheet outlines the role of the Source Water Environmental Education Team – 1 pg.

    SWEET Team Overview – outlines roles and expectations of SWEET Team members in the context of a source water collaborative grant project.

    WREN is a project of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Citizen Education Fund.




    Groundwater Protection Council

    Why Source Water Protection Matters to Ground Water  – Fact Sheet

    Why Source Water Protection Matters to Ground Water – Full Chapter (18 pgs – 2.82 MB)

    “Typically, communities and public water suppliers need encouragement and assistance from state agencies and/or nongovernment organizations, such as state chapters of the National Rural Water Association, Trust for Public Land, and Cooperative Extension Service, and involvement from agricultural, industrial, and  development sectors within the community. They need help in understanding how to use the assessments as tools for developing a source protection strategy and interpreting the results. In this type of collaboration among various sectors of the community, it is critical to maintain a focus on source water protection planning as well as the implementation of identified protection measures.”

    Groundwater Protection Council website

    The Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) is a nonprofit 501(c)6 organization whose members consist of state ground water regulatory agencies which come together within the GWPC organization to mutually work toward the protection of the nation’s ground water supplies. The purpose of the GWPC is to promote and ensure the use of best management practices and fair but effective laws regarding comprehensive ground water protection.



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