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Source Water Protection

What we track: source water protection planning around the Great Lakes basin

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Why it matters

Nearly 40 million people get their drinking water from the Great Lakes and groundwater resources of the basin.


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This data dashboard tracks planning efforts that protect drinking water sources for Great Lakes basin residents. The default extent shows the percentage of county populations served by community water systems that are covered by a source water protection plan. Zoom in to view the protection plan status for individual water systems.


This will be a table comparing source water protection policies, including options for plan implementation. To be developed by Connor & the Source Water sub-team