Additional Resources

Additional Resources

Education and Outreach Resources
More links and information about source water protection is available from the following state and federal agencies and non-governmental organizations.

Source Water Protection Viewer
The Source Water Assessment Viewer is designed to allow the public to view the spatial datasets used and created during the source water susceptibility assessment process. More than 6,000 Public Water Systems are the primary audience. PWS will use the Viewer to identify and validate potential sources of contamination that are found within their source water protection areas. Agency staff, consultants, and the general public constitute the secondary audience. The Viewer enables internal and external customers to view PWS wells and intakes along with the PSOC and contributing zones used for source water assessments. It allows users to perform multiple functions, such as 1) Access to PWS source assessment information; 2) View and print maps of source water protection areas and associated PSOC; and 3) Obtain more details about the selected public water source.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA’s Office of Groundwater and Drinking Water, together with states, tribes, and its many partners, protects public health by ensuring safe drinking water and protecting groundwater. This office, along with EPA’s 10 regional drinking water programs, oversees implementation of the Safe Drinking Water Act, which is the national law safeguarding tap water in America.

Safe Drinking Water Act
This federal law is the main legislation that protects the quality of our drinking water. The EPA sets standards for drinking water quality and oversees the states, localities, and water suppliers who implement those standards.

EPA’s Information on Texas Drinking Water
This page contains consumer confidence reports for Texas drinking water as well as links to identifying the source of your drinking water and Texas’ groundwater quality.

Groundwater Foundation
This nonprofit organization focuses on educating and motivating people to care for and about groundwater.

Source Water Collaborative
Fifteen national organizations united to help protect America’s drinking water at the source. The Collaborative combines the strengths and tools of federal, state, and local partners to offer information and guidance in protecting our nation’s drinking water.

Water for Kids
The EPA’s page of links for educational resources to teach children more about their drinking water and how to keep it safe.

TCEQ Website

TCEQ Source Water Protection Website

Examples of Pollution Protection Plans

Annotated Bibliography of Source Water Materials from EPA

National menu of BMPs from EPA

Stormwater BMP Handbooks from CASQA

The Trust for Public Land website

 

Education and Outreach Resources
Getting in Step: A Guide for Conducting Watershed Outreach Campaigns (EPA)/

Menu of BMPs: Developing a Used Oil Recycling Program (EPA)

Pollution Prevention Fact Sheets: Illegal Dumping Control (Stormwater Manager’s Resource Center)

Menu of BMPs: Illegal Dumping Control (EPA)

Texas Illegal Dumping Resource Center

The Wastewater Information System Tool (TWIST) (EPA)

Pollution Prevention Fact Sheets: Septic System Controls” (Stormwater Manager’s Resource Center)

Menu of BMPs: Preventing Septic System Failure (EPA)

Septic Systems Home (EPA)

Menu of BMPs: Sewage from Recreational Activities (EPA)

Environmental Best Management Practices for Small Businesses: Marinas (Small Business Environmental)

Marina’s Chapter Fact Sheet (EPA):

Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Marinas and Small Boatyards in British Columbia (Environment Canada)

Menu of BMPs: Community Hotlines (EPA)

Menu of BMPs: Stormwater-Related Activities (EPA):
Includes information on implementing volunteer programs, including: Adopt-a-Stream, Reforestation, Storm Drain Marking, Stream Clean-up and Monitoring, and Wetland Restoration


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