Source Water Protection Area

Source Water Protection Area―the surface and subsurface area surrounding a source of drinking water  (a water well, a well field, or a surface intake), supplying a public water system, through which contaminants are reasonably likely to move toward and reach the source of drinking water. The Source Water Protection Program is under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.

Source: Natural Resources, Office of Conservation – General Operations, Louisiana Administrative Code, Title 43, Part XIX, March 2013. Regulations


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