Since 1992, a Public Community and Non-Transient, Non-Community Water System must have an approved Source Protection Plan (SPP). This Plan addresses the actions the public water system will perform to minimize the contaminant risks to their drinking water supply source(s). This is also necessary in order to receive an Operating Permit, Phase II/V Monitoring Waiver, and/or Phase II/V Monitoring Waiver Renewal. The water system is required to submit an updated plan to the Division every three years for approval.
Source Protection Area (SPA)
Area of land that likely recharges or passes groundwater through it to the public water source, and the basis of the activities that the water system will perform to minimize contamination and are identified in the SPP.
Submitting a Source Protection Plan (SPP)
Electronic Submittal Procedure for SPAs: Format is to be used for all submittals of a new or changed SPA and is to be included along with the Source Evaluation Final Report.
All SPP update submittals must be submitted on a CD or electronically and include the complete plan and all maps or a scanned PDF of the complete updated plan, submitted electronically, is acceptable. Every PCWS and NTNC needs to maintain a copy of its current SPP in its files, as to actively implement it.