Source water planning

Source Water Policy – Indiana


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Community water systems are required to implement source water protection plans

Indiana mandates a wellhead protection program for each well or wellfield providing groundwater to a Community Public Water System.

Community water systems are encouraged to implement source water protection plans

By identifying potential sources of contamination and using voluntary management of source water areas, communities and water systems may prevent contamination of source water in Indiana.

Funding is available to implement plans

Dedicated funding is not available for plan implementation.

Periodic updates to plans are required

Every five years after Phase II approval date, groundwater Community Water Systems are required to submit an update to their Wellhead Protection Plan in the state of Indiana.

For FY 2022, the State Revolving Fund program utilized set-aside funding for source water protection programs

Source Water plan implementation is not listed as a set-aside under the State Revolving Fund.

Monitoring sources of drinking water accessed through private wells is required

Private well water is unregulated by both the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and EPA. Well owners are responsible for their own safety when drinking from a private water well. 

Funding is available to mitigate compromised sources of drinking water accessed through private wells

The state of Indiana does not provide funding to mitigate issues with compromised private wells.


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