Frequent Questions

Can the development of new homes utilizing septic systems as the only form of wastewater treatment adversely affect a nearby stream used as a drinking water source for several small communities downstream?

Consult with the state source water program.  Contact information is available by clicking on the appropriate state on the Local Drinking Water Information webpage. This individual can assist with information on protecting sources of drinking water. Information is also available at the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water website at

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