Raystown Lake Visitor Center 6993 Seven Points Road #2, Hesston, PA  16647  Huntingdon County

Registration:  8:45 am Workshop:  9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Clean Drinking Water is Essential to Life

Download Workshop Flyer & Agenda – Click here>>

Approved by PA DEP for 2 Water Operator Contact Hours

Registration fee of $10 covers workshop, materials, coffee & box lunch.

Make checks payable to: LWVPA-CEF. Checks may be mailed to: League of Women Voters of PA, 226 Forster St., Harrisburg, PA 17102-3220

Learn how You can make a Positive Difference in your community for generations to come.

Discover the tools to protect your vital public drinking water resources. Learn more about your role and how you can better protect the health, safety, and welfare of families by modernizing drinking water stewardship.

Pennsylvania is changing. Forward-thinking communities are using source water protection to ensure the sustainability of drinking water sources from ground and surface water sources. Source water protection uses a science-based approach that puts multiple barriers in place to help keep contaminants like polluted runoff from farm fields, energy extraction, stormwater, transportation spills and emerging contaminants from  jeopardizing water supply sources and threatening public health.

This informative workshop will share resources and techniques to help you safeguard a reliable supply of safe, affordable drinking water, and enjoy greater peace of mind.

The Workshop will outline the voluntary Source Water Protection Program available through PA DEP that provides technical assistance at no out-of-pocket cost to water systems or municipalities. The workshop will benefit new and experienced municipal officials, planners, water utilities and anyone interested in safe drinking water.

Sponsored by PA DEP, League of Women Voters of PA, Water Resources
Education Network (WREN) and the Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Education
Institute (PMPEI)

Workshop will cover:

  • Components of source water protection
  • The interrelationship of land use and water
  • Source water protection strategies
  • Agricultural measures
  • Dealing with mining impacts
  • Source Water Protection examples & resources available
  • Role of public education and involvement
  • Multi-municipal opportunities and the emergence of source water collaboratives  in Pennsylvania
  • Funding through the Commonwealth Financing Authority and Act 13
    Click image to view Workshop Flyer & Agenda (PDF):


  • Stanford Lembeck, Ph.D., AICP, Chairman, PA Municipal Planning Education Institute
  • Cathy Port, Geologic Specialist, PA DEP
  • Brian D. Eckert, Director, Dept. of Community & Economic Development (DCED)
  • Beth Futrick, PA Agricultural Ombudsman, Blair County Conservation District
  • Andrew McAllister, Regional Coordinator, Western PA Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation
  • Julie A. Kollar, Director, Water Resources Education Network


Sustaining Your Water Supply through Land Use and Planning Tools, Act 13 Oil and Gas Considerations -  Dr. Stanford Lembeck,  Ph.D., AICP, Chairman, PA Municipal Planning Education Institute (PMPEI)

Abandoned Mine Drainage and Water Supply McAllister June 19 2013- Andrew
McAllister, Western PA Center for Abandoned Mine (PDF – 833 kb)

Beth Futrick -Methods to Reduce Agricultural Risks 6-19-13- Beth Futrick, PA Agricultural Ombudsman

Financial Tools for Water Supplies, Commonwealth Financing Authority, Act 13, etc. Brian Eckert DCED 6-19-13 Raystown – Act 13 Funds and PennWorks Programs Brian D. Eckert, Dept. of Community & Economic Development

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