Source Water Protection (Senate Bill 373)
Overview of the SB 373 Source Water
Protection Program and Its Implementation
Senate Bill 373 revised portions of Article 1 of Chapter 16 (Public Health) of the West Virginia Code to address regulation of public water systems, source water protection, grants for wellhead and source water protection. Key components of these revisions
were approved by the 2014 Legislature and signed into law by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin on April 1, 2014. The law
became effective on June 6, 2014, 90 days from its date of passage on March 8, 2014.
The Bureau for Public Health (BPH) submitted rule revisions for Legislative Rule 64CSR3 Public Water Systems
to the Secretary of State office with respect to source water protection planning enacted in SB 373.
A copy of the revised rule is available at the following
Please forward comments or questions concerning Source Water Protection and
Senate Bill 373 to: SWAP
Bureau For Public Health
Office of Environmental Health Services
350 Capitol Street, Room 313
Charleston, WV 25301-3713