Source Water Protection: A Guidebook for Local Governments

“The purpose of this guidebook is to help local governments ascertain how to protect surface and ground water sources for drinking water supplies. It is designed to help local officials:

  • identify why source water protection is important to their community;
  • understand the source water assessment requirements and source water protection expectations under the Safe Drinking Water Act;
  • recognize the activities and facilities that might threaten drinking water sources;
  • develop actions to prevent or minimize threats to water supplies.”

Download the Source Water Protection Guidebook for Local Governments (74 pgs.)

Produced for the Conference of Southern County Associations (CSCA), in cooperation with the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the Georgia Water Management Campaign, through grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). The report was written by Dr. James E. Kundell, Professor and Hill Distinguished Fellow with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government/Institute of Ecology and Terry A. DeMeo, Natural Resource Specialist with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.


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