New Hampshire and Maine Drinking Water Programs Honored at U.S. Water Prize Award Ceremony

ASDWA would like to congratulate Paul Susca of the New Hampshire (NH) Drinking Water Program, Andy Tolman of the Maine ME Drinking Water Program, and Kira Jacobs of EPA Region 1 for their work as part of the Salmon Falls Watershed Collaborative (SFWC). The Collaborative was one of six recipients of the U.S. Water Prizes awarded during a ceremony held in Washington, DC this week on April 23rd. Partners from the states of ME and NH, EPA Region 1, the ME and NH USDA NRCS programs, the Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership, and the Acton Wakefield Watersheds Alliance were all in attendance at the ceremony (see photo).

This inter-state collaborative between ME and NH unites local, state and Federal partners to protect forests, champion smarter development approaches, and reduce water pollution from existing and future land development for the protection of drinking water. The work of the SFWC has been made possible through funding support from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and EPA through the national Source Water Collaborative.

The Salmon Falls Watershed Collaborative was one of six winners selected for the U.S. Water Prize. The other prize winners include: PepsiCo Frito-Lay, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, Philadelphia Water Department, Project WET Foundation, and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. For more information about the prize, visit

To view a great article by the Clean Water America Alliance President Ben Grumbles that talks about the importance of the SFWC’s efforts, visit the CWAA website HERE.

For more information about the Salmon Falls Collaborative, visit

For more information about the National Source Water Collaborative, visit