Use the filters below to navigate to information about funding, implementation and outcomes of state and provincial source water protection strategies. 

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Québec Integrated Water Resource Management Strategy

Source water protection in Québec is implemented as a key aspect of integrated water resource management plans. Québec is divided into 40 watershed management areas, each of which is guided by a water master plan developed by the watershed organization made up of regional county municipalities, municipalities, environmental groups and citizens.

Ontario Source Water Protection Program

The 2006 Clean Water Act requires the assessment of threats to sources of drinking water and the implementation of protection plans. Ontario established source protection areas based on natural watershed boundaries and created local multi-stakeholder source protection committees to facilitate compliance with this requirement.

Indiana Wellhead Protection Program

Indiana’s Wellhead Protection Rule requires all community public water systems using groundwater as their source to develop plans to protect groundwater. The wellhead protection plans exceed what is required by the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.

The Wisconsin Nutrient Strategy

The Wisconsin Nutrient Strategy documents the progress of ongoing activities implemented by federal, state, or local agencies and identifies outstanding needs to manage diverse nutrient management activities for point sources and nonpoint sources across the state.

The Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART)

The Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) formally brings together several state agencies to investigate and remediate contamination by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS); develop and maintain cooperative relationships among local, state, and federal agencies; advance the science; and inform and empower the public to make educated decisions.

New York State’s Harmful Algal Bloom Initiative

New York’s Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Initiative seeks to mitigate the threat of HABs to sources of drinking water in upstate New York through regional collaboration, advanced monitoring pilot projects,  and the development and implementation of community-specific action plans.  $65 million was pledged to advance the objectives of the HABs Initiative.

Great Lakes Water Authority Monitoring and Research Efforts

As one of the largest wastewater and drinking water providers in the nation, the Great Lakes Water Authority is a leader in collaborating with researchers to understand threats to drinking water and strategies for protecting source water. Research at GLWA spans from source water monitoring, to research on effective drinking water and wastewater treatment strategies.

Great Lakes Water Authority: Voluntary Surface Water Intake Protection Plans

Great Lakes Water Authority has developed voluntary Surface Water Intake Protection Plans (SWIPP) for three surface water intakes located in Lake Huron and the Detroit River. The two Detroit River intakes are in urbanized areas with influences from the U.S. and Canada. The Lake Huron intake is situated further from industrial activities and urbanized areas but remains susceptible to the impacts of agricultural and stormwater runoff.