Welcome to the Reference Pages for the PA Rural Water Source Water / Wellhead Protection Program. This site is designed as a clearinghouse for wellhead and watershed protection information. Additional information on Source Water Protection in Pennsylvania, including workshops can be found on the PA League of Women Voters drinkingwaterwise.org website. Most of the information is from Pennsylvania, but some also applies on a national basis. Included on this website are links to other wellhead and watershed protection websites, guidance material, sample ordinances, funding opportunities, educational material and anything else we could find relative to source water protection. Feel free to suggest links or information.
Information is classified into a simple hierarchy utilizing the EPA 5-step process for developing Watershed or Wellhead Protection Plans for drinking water. Click on any of the 5 steps below to go to its respective page and available links, downloads or additional information.
General brochure from PRWA on developing a SWP Plan or WHP Plan (MS Word)
Step 1: Formation of a Steering Committee
Step 2: Delineation of Recharge Area
Step 3: Inventory of Known and Potential Contaminant Sources/Risks
Step 4: Develop a Management Program Based on Risks
Step 5: Develop/Update Emergency Response Plan/Contingency Plan/New Sources
Implementation of Source Water Protection Program
Workbooks and Manuals
Unsorted/Unlinked Educational files (numerous files that haven't been linked or sorted, yet)
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If you have any questions about drinking water protection, e-mail Joel Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org or Don Muir at email@example.com or Matt Genchur at firstname.lastname@example.org