Importance of Source Water Protection
Source water protection (SWP) is a program, initiated by a water utility, to maintain or enhance water quality in streams, lakes, reservoirs, and groundwater that provide source water for water treatment utilities. Surface water is the source for over 220 million North Americans and a supply of safe and abundant potable water is essential for protection of public health and maintaining the economy.
NALMS supports SWP programs, specifically for lakes and reservoirs. Read our position statement, along with the full white paper, here.