Source Water Assessment and Wellhead Protection Program

West Virginia Source Water Assessment and Wellhead Protection Programs

In West Virginia, the Source Water Assessment and Protection Program encompasses both the wellhead protection and surface water source water assessment efforts. Implementation of the wellhead protection program began in the early 1990 , as part of West Virginia ground water protection strategy. This protection strategy was extended to surface water sources with the 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments. The Act require states to develop and implement a Source Water Assessment and Protection (SWAP) program designed to evaluate the vulnerability of public drinking water systems to possible sources of contamination, and encourages states to work with these systems in developing protection and management plans.

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