The Central PA Source Water Alliance for Protection formed in Centre and Clearfield Counties in 2012 with support of a $6,000 WREN Source Water Protection Collaborative Grant.
Partners: Philipsburg Borough; DCNR- Black Moshannon State
Park; Houtzdale Municipal Authority; Clearfield County Conservation District;
Moshannon Creek Watershed Coalition; Pennsylvania American Water; Centre County Conservation District; Oak Ridge Authority; Clearfield Planning and Community Development Office; BCI Municipal Authority; Chester Hill Borough.
View the brochure developed by the Central PA Source Water Alliance for Protection Public Education May 2013
What is Central PA SWAP?
Central PA SWAP is a coalition of water companies, local governments and others who are committed to working for the prevention of pollution and protecting drinking water supplies.
We first came together on February 10th, 2011 in Coaldale, Clearfield County. It was decided at that time to form a coalition dedicated to protecting water in the Moshannon/Mosquito Creek Watershed and we have met monthly since then.
We first developed a Mission Statement and decided that we did not need a formal organization, but would pursue projects as they emerged in keeping with our mission.
A proactive approach shared by citizens, water suppliers and municipal officials to address both point and non-point sources of contamination to their water supplies.
One of the main reasons Central PA SWAP was formed was to encourage public water suppliers to develop Source Water Protection Plans. These plans, funded by the PA Department of Environmental Protection ( DEP ), identify the water supplies which are vulnerable to potential sources of contamination (PSOCs).
Central PA SWAP hosted the first Clean Water Days event in Black Moshannon State Park in April 2013 with support of a 2012 -2013 grant from the Water Resources Education Network. The event rotated area school children through 6 water stations to learn about where drinking water comes from and how to protect it.