Source Water Protection Plans

Source water protection is a voluntary, non-regulatory, proactive approach to preventing the accidental pollution of surface water and groundwater that serve as sources of drinking water. Public water systems and their communities develop Source Water Protection Plans (SWPP's) that are aimed to protect those drinking water supplies. A SWPP identifies: the area in need of protection, the potential sources of contaminants, and management approaches that could help to reduce the risk of contaminants entering the source waters. Public water systems secured $5000 each in funding from the CDPHE and worked with Colorado Rural Water Association to develop the plans and implement best management practices to protect the source waters.