That regional program is locally supported by the Safe Drinking Water Act's Wellhead Protection
Program (now expanded to the Source Water Protection Program) whose areas of protection have slowly but surely been created for almost all of the public water supply well fields in Ohio (Smith 2004).
, monitoring and development policies round out our protection initiatives.
The company offers its clients a team of specialized personnel providing consulting and engineering, procurement, construction and management (EPCM) service in a number of key areas including: water supply evaluations, wellhead protection
studies, waterquality assessments, groundwater contamination investigations, mine dewatering studies, environmental effects monitoring, environmental risk analysis, mine design, rock mechanics, site decommissioning, rehabilitation services for mines and processing plants, closure plans and short- and long-term property management in the mining, forest, waste management and construction fields.
Sample activities for grades 7-12 include: (6) Getting Up to Speed: The Water Cycle and Water Conservation; (7) All the Water in the World; (8) How Much Water Do You Use?; (9) Getting Up to Speed: New England's Ground Water Resources; (10) Predicting Ground Water Flow; (11) The Great Water Hook-Up; (12) Getting Up to Speed: Ground Water Contamination; (13) "A Civil Action"; (14) When You Were My Age, What Was This Place Like?; (15) Getting Up to Speed: Protecting Ground Water; and (16) Develop a Wellhead Protection
(1996) The lower Portneuf River valley aquifer: a geologic / hydrologic model and its implications for wellhead protection
strategies; Idaho Geological Survey, Pocatello, ID.
The AEM models were then used to delineate time-of-travel wellhead protection
areas for two public water supply wells operated by the City of Verndale.
Four are administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): the state drinking water and wellhead protection
programs (authorized under the Safe Drinking Water Act, as amended) and the radon and asbestos programs (authorized under the Toxic Substances Control Act).
RIDEM staff hydrogeologists assumed the task of delineating WHPAs in order to allow public water suppliers to apply their limited resources to other aspects of wellhead protection
. The methodology used by the staff in mapping the delineations needed to be scientifically defensible and completed within the time and resources available to RIDEM.
Runyan stressed four main areas to consider in wellhead protection
: well location, well construction, well management or maintenance, and proper well abandonment.
The lands were located in a designated wellhead protection
area and would be subject to restrictions under the Source Protection Plan.
In addition, the company said the projects include watershed cleanups, reforestation efforts, biodiversity projects, streamside buffer restoration projects, wellhead protection
initiatives and hazardous waste collection efforts.