Education materials

Source Water Protection & Education Resource Links

To help ensure that water professionals, public officials, and involved citizens have the knowledge and skills necessary to protect our source water and drinking water supply, RAIN provides the resource links below. Please notify us of broken links to 3rd-party sites.

Find out about your local water quality

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Water Management

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water and Waste Management

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water

United States Geologic Survey Water Education Posters

Watersheds: Where We Live Poster
water.usgs.gov/outreach/Posters/watersheds/watersheds_ms.pdf

Hazardous Waste: Cleanup and Prevention Poster
water.usgs.gov/outreach/Posters/hazardous_waste/hazwaste_ms.pdf

Wetlands: Water, Wildlife, Plants & People Poster
water.usgs.gov/outreach/Posters/wetlands/wetlands_ms.pdf

Water: The Resource that Gets Used & Used & Used for Everything Poster
water.usgs.gov/outreach/Posters/water_use/wateruse_ms.pdf

How Do We Treat Our Wastewater? Poster
water.usgs.gov/outreach/Posters/wastewater/wastewater_ms.pdf

Water Quality…Potential Sources of Pollution Poster
water.usgs.gov/outreach/Posters/water_quality/waterquality_ms.pdf

Navigation: Traveling the Water Highways! Poster
water.usgs.gov/outreach/Posters/navigation/navigation_ms.pdf

Groundwater: The Hidden Resource Poster
water.usgs.gov/outreach/Posters/groundwater/groundwater_ms.pdf

United States Environmental Protection Agency Source Water Protection Practice Bulletins

Managing Above Ground Storage Tanks
www.epa.gov/safewater/sourcewater/pubs/fs_swpp_ast.pdf

Managing Agricultural Fertilizer Application
www.epa.gov/safewater/sourcewater/pubs/fs_swpp_fertilizer.pdf

Managing Highway Deicing
www.epa.gov/safewater/sourcewater/pubs/fs_swpp_deicinghighway.pdf

Managing Large-Scale Application of Pesticides
www.epa.gov/safewater/sourcewater/pubs/fs_swpp_lspesticides.pdf

Managing Livestock, Poultry and Horse Waste
www.epa.gov/safewater/sourcewater/pubs/fs_swpp_livestock.pdf

Managing Pet and Wildlife Waste
www.epa.gov/safewater/sourcewater/pubs/fs_swpp_petwaste.pdf

Managing Sanitary Sewer Overflows and Combined Sewer Overflows
www.epa.gov/safewater/sourcewater/pubs/fs_swpp_ssocso.pdf

Managing Septic Systems
www.epa.gov/safewater/sourcewater/pubs/fs_swpp_septic.pdf

Managing Small Quantity Chemical Use
www.epa.gov/safewater/sourcewater/pubs/fs_swpp_chemical_2001.pdf

Managing Small-Scale Application of Pesticides
www.epa.gov/safewater/sourcewater/pubs/fs_swpp_sspesticides.pdf

Managing Stormwater Runoff
www.epa.gov/safewater/sourcewater/pubs/fs_swpp_stormwater.pdf

Managing Turfgrass and Garden Fertilizer Application
www.epa.gov/safewater/sourcewater/pubs/fs_swpp_turfgrass.pdf

Managing Underground Storage Tanks
www.epa.gov/safewater/sourcewater/pubs/fs_swpp_ust.pdf

Managing Vehicle Washing
www.epa.gov/safewater/sourcewater/pubs/fs_swpp_vehicle.pdf

US EPA Pocket Guide to Protecting Your Drinking Water
www.epa.gov/safewater/sourcewater/pubs/guide_swppocket_2002.pdf

US EPA Quick Guide to Developing Watershed Plans to Restore and Protect Our Waters
water.epa.gov/polwaste/nps/upload/watershed_mgmnt_quick_guide.pdf

National Association of Local Government Environmental Professionals

Smart Growth for Clean Water
www.nalgep.org/uploads/pdf/publi011.pdf

America's most endangered rivers for 2014

http://www.americanrivers.org/endangered-rivers/2014-report/

American river success stories

http://www.americanrivers.org/endangered-rivers/successes/