Frequent Questions

How can I help protect my drinking water?

Drinking water protection is a community-wide effort, beginning with protecting the source of your water, and including education, funding, and conservation.  Many communities already have established source water protection programs. Call your local water supplier to find out if your community participates.  You can also support efforts to improve operation, maintenance, and construction of water treatment processes.  States are now engaged in source water assessments, to work with communities to identify local sources of contamination.  You can contact your state source water protection program to find out how to get involved in this process, or join a local group in adopting a watershed.  Additional information on source water protection is available at

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