The New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Health (DOH) this week announced a new initiative to assist municipalities in assessing and supporting drinking water source protection programs.
As part of the Drinking Water Source Protection Program (DWSP2), up to 40 volunteer communities will work with technical assistance partners to develop programs that proactively protect public drinking water supplies. DWSP2 is a multi-agency initiative led by DEC and DOH, in collaboration with the New York State Departments of Agriculture & Markets and State.
“The Drinking Water Source Protection Program empowers communities to protect their sources of public drinking water, ensuring good water quality and protecting public health,” said DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos. “This is the first phase in an effort that will eventually benefit hundreds of communities across the state and advance the state’s commitment to protecting water quality and providing safe drinking water for all New Yorkers.”
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