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Protecting The Water Supply - Source Water Protection

In this video you will learn about source water protection and why it is so important to protect our water supply from contamination.  You'll be introduced to the different sources of pollution...point and non-point sources...and you'll see how things you do might contribute in a negative way to water quality. In addition, you'll see how protecting the water source helps to make water treatment easier and less expensive.

Video length - 21 minutes


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Water Sources

This video includes a review of the hydrologic or water cycle and an in-depth discussion of the various sources of water (groundwater and surface water). Included are discussions of the construction and operation of water wells for drinking water and the use of surface waters for municipal water supply. You will learn why surface water sources can fluctuate widely in water quality and flow throughout the year. Water quality regulations, water conservation, source water protection, and emergency water supplies are also introduced.

Video length - 25 minutes


Broadcast by permission. Copyright © American Water Works Association.