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Drinking WaterDrinking Water

Given their responsibility for protecting public health and the environment, local governments are required under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to meet the federal drinking water standards and to develop the plans and programs to protect sources of drinking water.

LGEAN resources most applicable to drinking water include:

  • Drinking Water. Provides a summary of regulatory issues and links to numerous useful websites and documents.

  • Watersheds. Provides a summary of issues relating to watershed protection/restoration, which is accomplished through efforts at various levels including EPA, state agencies, local agencies and private organizations.

  • Deicing. Provides a summary of issues covering storage, application of highway deicing chemicals and alternatives. Provides links to best management practices. Also covers airport/aircraft deicing.

Additional resources (exit LGEAN):

  • Wetlands State Resource Locator. Find your state agencies responsible for wetlands protection, an overview of the state rules, and links to wetlands regulations and compliance resources.


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