Applying GIS in Public Water System Source Protection in Oregon
Track: Water Resources
Authors: Steven Aalbers
Oregonís drinking water protection program leverages resources from both the Health Authority and Dept. of Environmental Quality. This integration uses the fundamentals of the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Clean Water Act. The program applies GIS to focus technical assistance and funding needs for successful water quality protection activities using a variety of potential contaminant sources, and some simple GIS tools used in analysis of potential contaminant sources in public water systems.