For the purpose of satisfying requirements set forth in Senate Bill 373, several of our Eastern Panhandle public water systems received state grant funding to complete updates to their Source Water Protection Plans (SWPPs).
The Bill required community water systems, statewide, to document planning and preparedness efforts for the possibility of contaminant releases that could impair public drinking water sources. This funding to support these efforts was made available through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services, by way of the Eastern Panhandle Regional Planning and Development Council, Region 9 (RPDC), for the benefit of the following Public Water Supply Utility sources and plants:
- Berkeley County Public Service Water District
- Bunker Hill and Potomac River
Advanced Land and Water, Inc., an environmental consulting firm with extensive source protection experience throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, was hired through a competitive selection process to prepare a SWPP for each of the above-listed water systems.