Source Water Planning

Source Water Policy- Pennsylvania


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Jurisdiction does not implement this indicator 

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SWPP Indicator



Groundwater protection planning is required

Groundwater protection planning is not required for CWS in the state of Pennsylvania.

Watershed scale protection planning is required

Drinking water source protection planning is done at the municipal level.

Dedicated protection plans are required at the community water supply scale

The Source Water Assessment and Protection Program is voluntary.

Dedicated funding is available to implement plans

The Source Water Protection Grant Program provides funding for wellhead or watershed protection projects. 

Periodic updates to plans are required

Source Water Protection Plans are required to be updated annually.

In the U.S. for Fiscal Year 2022, State Revolving Fund set-asides were used for source water protection programs

Set-aside funds will be used to enhance ongoing program efforts relative to source water assessment and protection, capability enhancement, and operator training and certification.”