Are there other tools that can be used for groundwater protection?
- Yes, these include conservation easements, purchase of development rights, water conservation, household/farm/business hazardous waste collection, "Best Management Practices" (BMPs), and cost share approaches.
- Innovative public education programs on ground water topics can develop interest in ground water. These can cover the role of ground water in meeting public needs, methods for preventing ground water contamination, and helpful actions for residents, property owners, and business managers to take.
Water Quality Concerns
- Where can I find more information about ground water quality?
There are many sources of contaminants in the environment, both natural and manmade. The manmade contaminants, often associated with land use management decisions, are the focus of many regulatory and non regulatory programs at the Federal, State, and Local level. The following links are provided, in no particular order, to enlighten the general public on some of these contaminant sources and the programs that address them.