Potential Pollution (Source Inventory)
Another important component of the Source Water Protection Program (SWPP) is identifying all past, present and potential future sources of pollution to our groundwater. In this section, we we hope to educate and inform everyone about ways they can assist with protecting the aquifer. The Consortium works with businesses and leaders throughout the region to inform them about the sensitivity of the aquifer. We also help businesses get into compliance with locally adopted ordinances that safe guard the drinking water source at no cost to the business. Many businesses understand the importance of safe guarding the aquifer not just to protect their property values but to keep water rates low. If the water supply gets polluted there is a high price to pay to clean up the pollution and it may take decades to clean up.