Source Water Protection Plan Implementation

The guide, Source Water Protection Plan Implementation, provides information to utilities and watershed groups about Source Water Protection Plans (SWPPs) and Watershed based Plans (WBPs) to encourage collaboration in areas where there is overlap between the two plans. The guide also provides approaches and recommendations for public involvement in the implementation of both types of plans. Case studies of watersheds with both SWPPs and WBPs are included to highlight similarities and opportunities for collaboration.

Citizens’ Guide to Fracking Permits in West Virginia

Are you confused by the complicated permitting process required for shale gas development and it’s related infrastructure? Between well pad construction, hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and the pipelines needed to transport the fracked gas, there are multiple permits companies must receive from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) before construction can begin.
That’s why we’ve created the Citizens’ Guide to Fracking Permits in West Virginia. It will help you understand and get involved in the permitting process.

Importance of Safe Drinking Water for Protecting Women’s and Children’s Health

Published in partnership with WV FREE and Downstream Strategies, The Importance of Safe Drinking Water for Protecting Women’s and Children’s Health details some of the dangerous toxins Category A protects us from and why removal of Category A is a bad idea. Read it here.

Citizens Guide to Getting Involved in SWPP

With Downstream Strategies we’ve developed a toolkit, Drinking Water Protection: A Citizen’s Guide to Getting Involved, to educate community stakeholders and prepare them to take on a leadership role in source water protection planning. Wherever you live, and wherever your water comes from, the guide will help visualize our drinking water supplies and the role of people and utilities in keeping it safe.

Guidance for Monitoring Effects of Gas Pipeline Development on Surface Water and Groundwater Supplies

This report provides information concerning risks, potential impacts, and other water supply issues related to pipeline development. It details methods for establishing baseline information on water quantity and quality, long-term monitoring to detect change, collection of data that will be needed to hold pipeline developers responsible for harm to water supplies, as well as laboratories and consultants that can conduct monitoring and perform analyses. Download it here.

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