§ 109.713. Source water protection program.
(a) For water suppliers seeking to obtain Department approval for a source water protection program, the source water protection program shall, at a minimum, consist of all of the following elements:
(1) A steering committee composed of the necessary representatives, including, but not limited to, the water supplier, local government officials from the affected jurisdictions and potentially affected industry, to designate responsibilities for the planning and implementation of source water protection activities.
(2) Public participation and education activities to promote awareness and encourage local support of source water protection activities.
(3) A map depicting the source water protection areas that were delineated in accordance with the methodology provided by the Department.
(4) A source water assessment for each source. If a source water assessment has not been previously conducted, identification of the sources susceptibility to potential and existing sources of contamination within each sources contributing area conducted in accordance with the methodology provided by the Department.
(5) Development and implementation of source water protection area management approaches to protect the water supply source from activities that may contaminate the source. These approaches may include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following actions:
(i) Purchase of the source water protection area by the water system.
(ii) Adoption of municipal ordinances or regulations controlling, limiting or prohibiting future potential sources of contamination within the source water protection area.
(iii) Adoption of municipal ordinances or regulations establishing design and performance standards for potential sources of contamination within the source water protection area.
(iv) Transfer of development rights within the source water protection area to land outside of the source water protection area.
(v) For groundwater sources, a groundwater monitoring network that serves as an early warning system.
(vi) Public education programs.
(vii) Other methods approved by the Department which will ensure an adequate degree of protection for the source.
(6) Contingency planning for the provision of alternate water supplies in the event of contamination of a source and emergency responses to incidents that may impact water supply source quality.
(7) Provisions to ensure the protection of sites identified for development as new water sources.
(b) Water suppliers with an approved source water protection program shall review and update the program on an annual basis to ensure it is accurate and reflects current activities, and shall complete and submit the current version of the Department-provided annual update form.
The provisions of this § 109.713 amended under section 4(a) of the Pennsylvania Safe Drinking Water Act (35 P.S. § 721.4(a)); and section 1920-A(b) of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. § 510-20(b)).
The provisions of this § 109.713 adopted October 7, 1994, effective October 8, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 5175; amended August 17, 2018, effective August 18, 2018, 48 Pa.B. 4974. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (391395) to (391396).
This section cited in 25 Pa. Code § 78a.15 (relating to application requirements); and 25 Pa. Code § 109.702 (relating to operation and maintenance plan).
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