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Public Education

Public education is one of the most important aspects of a successful Wellhead Protection Plan. The managers and operators of a water distribution system rely heavily on the education component of a Wellhead Protection Plan to help safeguard the system and its consumers. The consumers of a water distribution system make decisions each day that have potential impact on the source water supply. It is the responsibility of the operators and mangers of the water distribution system to heighten the awareness of these potential impacts and the influences they have on the rest of the community. This is accomplished through public education.

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The Hydrologic Cycle

Household Hazardous Waste

Common lifestyle habits and practices can have detrimental effects on our environment and source water supply. The actions of one resident can be proven to have an effect on the entire community. The public education component of the Wellhead Protection Plan is designed to reach out to every individual within the community, and make them aware of the current issues concerning source water protection. The list below identifies some of the most common potential contaminant sources found around the house.

Common Household Hazardous Chemicals

  • Pesticides
  • Solvents
  • Herbicides
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Paint and Art Supplies
  • Septic System Chemicals
  • Batteries

These and other items should be handled with caution and dispose of properly when they are no longer being used. Other potential contaminant sources:

List of Common Contaminants

The following picture illustrates a contaminant spill and the effect it can have on a well and water distribution system.

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