Source Water

Source Water Protection is the protection of all present and potential future drinking water sources including; ground water protection, wellhead protection, aquifer protection, and watershed protection pertaining to drinking water sources.

USDA NRCS National Quality Initiative (NWQI) FY-19 Drinking Water Protection Pilot Opportunity

Original broadcast: August 1, 2018

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Source Water Collaborative

The Source Water Collaborative is comprised of 27 partners from Federal, state, and local agencies and organizations (including ASDWA) that work together, as well as individually with their constituents, to help policymakers, planners, agricultural interests, developers, citizen groups, and others integrate source water protection into key decision-making processes.  Visit the web site to:

 

Source Water News

ASDWA’s Source Water News (SW News) is intended to improve outreach and information sharing for state staff engaged in source water protection and sustainability, climate change, and nutrient pollution related efforts. This new “blog” format will become our principal communication vehicle for sharing news and other interesting bits of information with state source water contacts and drinking water program staff. The news and information we share on the blog is expected to be helpful and useful, but not critically time sensitive.
NACD Annual Meeting and Breakout Session Highlight Water and Agriculture Connections

NACD Annual Meeting and Breakout Session Highlight Water and Agriculture Connections

The National Association of Conservation Districts Annual Meeting was held last week in San Antonio, Texas, and ASDWA staff attended...

USGS Publishes New Study on Stream Health

USGS Publishes New Study on Stream Health

The U.S. Geologic Study (USGS) recently published a study that linked chemical and physical stressors associated with urban development to...

ASDWA and GWPC Submit Joint Comments to EPA on Source Water Protection Measures Reporting

ASDWA and GWPC Submit Joint Comments to EPA on Source Water Protection Measures Reporting

On January 8th, ASDWA and the Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) submitted joint comments to EPA’s docket on the “Agency...

2018 Farm Bill Includes New Drinking Water Provisions in Conservation Title

2018 Farm Bill Includes New Drinking Water Provisions in Conservation Title

On December 20, the President signed a $867 billion Farm Bill that includes $4 billion dollars for conservation practices that protect sources...