American Water Works Association – G300 Standard and Operational Guide Set
1. AWWA Standard G300, Source Water Protection (No. 47300)
This standard provides the definitive standard for a drinking water utility to protect its water supply sources.. It defines the minimum requirements for the development, implementation, and effectiveness assessment of source water protection programs for water utilities.
2. Operational Guide to AWWA Standard G300: Source Water Protection (No. 20622)
This companion guide provides practical instruction and guidelines for users of AWWA Standard G300, Source Water protection. It suggests various approaches for source water protection programs and includes worksheets and case studies of successful programs.
Consider the Source: A Pocket Guide for Protecting Your Drinking Water
EPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water EPA 816-K-02-002 www.epa.gov/safewater
Updating and Enhancing Your Source Water Assessment
Source Water Stewardship Guide
Path to Protection: Ten Strategies for Successful Source Water Protection
Protecting the Source
Click to download “Protecting the Source,” by the Trust for Public Land – 53 pgs. TPL 2004 Protecting the Source Guide
Healthy, functioning watersheds slow surface runoff, increase water infiltration into the soil, naturally filter pollutants, decrease soil erosion, and moderate water quantity by decreasing flooding and recharging groundwater reserves. For every 10% increase in forest cover in a drinking water’s source area, treatment and chemical costs decrease by approximately 20%. This report presents a series of best practices on source protection and gives case studies of communities that have effectively linked land protection, water protection and water treatment cost savings. For more information, visit http://conservationtools.org/libraries/1/library_items/49#ixzz38ltGpMc1
Source Water Protection Plan Development and Implementation Guide
14 pgs. Developed under a 2014 LWVPA-CEF WREN SWP Opportunity Grant with funding from PADEP Safe Drinking Water Program by the North Central Source Water Protection Alliance based in Lycoming County, PA; Author: Eric Moore, P.E.
Source water protection plans (SWPP) must be implemented in order to be effective. “No matter how well written, a SWPP that collects dust on a shelf does little to protect the resource. The process of organizing, funding, coordinating and carrying out the mission of a SWPP can be daunting. This Guide is intended to provide a “roadmap” that you may find useful as you develop and enact a SWPP, and can be used in concert with other existing resources…”
Source Water Protection: A Guidebook for Local Governments
EPA Source Water Protection Practices Bulletins – Click Here>>
EPA Source Water Protection Case Studies – Click Here>>
This report is designed as a follow-up to Elements of An Effective State Source Water Protection Program, a 2008 report from the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) and the Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC). This update focuses on some of the most powerful tools identified over the course of the Enabling Source Protection project, a series of technical assistance engagements between state source protection programs and a project team including Trust for Public Land, the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators, River Network, and Smart Growth America.
For more information, go to the “Enabling Source Water Protection” website at http://www.landuseandwater.org
Water Research Foundation
Presents a Vision and Roadmap to guide U.S. water utilities and supporting groups with a unified strategy for coherent, consistent, cost-effective, and socially acceptable source water protection programs. Two documents were produced, published in 2012:
- Developing a Vision and Roadmap for Source Water Protection for U.S. Drinking Water Utilities (4176a) presents a Vision for source water protection and lays out a feasible and focused Roadmap to promote source water protection. The report also describes the state of source water protection in the United States and includes a comprehensive annotated bibliography and many informative case studies.
- Source Water Protection Vision and Roadmap (4176b) — The Vision and Roadmap portion of 4176a were extracted and published in this companion document. Both documents are available as a PDF download to the public. 4176b is also available in print to Water Research Foundation subscribers.