The U.S and Canada both require communities to assess drinking water sources for potential sources of contamination; however, jurisdictions vary in what types of planning efforts are required to respond to identified threats and protect drinking water sources.

  • Effective and up-to-date planning efforts allow communities to identify current threats to drinking water sources and set goals for protection and risk mitigation.
  • Planning to protect source water also means preparing for the unexpected, including spills of polluting material. Specialized teams collaborate with local communities to ensure effective spill response activities that protect sources of drinking water.

See below for related Investments that support source water planning and regional collaboration.

Related Investments