That’s always been a difficult task, and in our region, protecting water flowing across interstate boundaries presents a particular challenge.
Our Groundwater and Source Water Protection Workgroup brings together state and federal officials concerned with water protection, including tracking potential sources of contamination, regulation of wells, and rural water systems.
Another work group deals with contaminants of emerging concern, whose scope and effects are not yet well understood.
NEIWPCC’s work on underground storage tanks includes a regional work group and also a publication and conference that are national in scope.
A separate work group is concerned with harmful algal blooms, which are potentially toxic and can foul water bodies and change ecosystems.
For Local Officials: Protecting Drinking Water Resources in Your Community
Geothermal: 2011 Geothermal Conference
Gas Stations: A Guide for Owners and Operators
Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Manual for Municipalities
American Water Works Association — (AWWA) National association of water suppliers focusing on training and technical assistance.
Association of State Drinking Water Administrators — (ASDWA) Professional association of state drinking water programs.
New England Water Works Association — (NEWWA) Regional association of water suppliers focusing on training and technical assistance.
The Groundwater Foundation — An international non-profit organization that educates the public on the nature and value of groundwater.
Ground Water Protection Council — (GWPC) National non-profit organization whose members are interested in the protection of the nation’s ground water supplies.