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Tool Kit - Additional Resources

These are not included in the Tool Kit, but trainers and others may find these useful.
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Source Water Assessments and Source Water Protection Planning

Source Water Stewardship: A Guide to Protecting and Restoring your Drinking Water
Source Water Protection Initiative: Clean Water Network, Clean Water Fund, Campaign for Safe and Affordable Drinking Water
2003
http://www.cleanwaternetwork.org/files/sourceguide.pdf

Source Water Assessment and Protection Workshop Guide, 2nd Ed.
The Goundwater Foundation
(full training curriculum)
http://www.groundwater.org/gi/swap.html

Best Practices in Source Water Protection (one resource from "Your Water. Your Decision".)
Recommendations for Implementing Best Practices: What local governments can do to protect drinking water sources
Source Water Collaborative , 2007
http://www.isawwa.org/sourcewater/RecMatrixV6f.doc

Source Water Protection Practices Bulletins (main website)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
http://cfpub.epa.gov/safewater/sourcewater/sourcewater.cfm?action=Publications&view=filter&document_type_id=103 

Source Water Protection Practices Bulletin:  Managing Above Ground Storage Tanks to Prevent Contamination of Drinking Water
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
July 2001
http://cfpub.epa.gov/safewater/sourcewater/sourcewater.cfm?action=Publications&view=filter&document_type_id=103 

Source Water Protection Practices Bulletin:  Managing Agricultural Fertilizer Application to Prevent Contamination of Drinking Water
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, July 2001
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/sourcewater/pubs/fs_swpp_fertilizer.pdf

Source Water Protection Practices Bulletin:  Managing Aircraft and Airfield Deicing Operations to Prevent Contamination of Drinking Water
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, July 2001
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/sourcewater/pubs/fs_swpp_deicingair.pdf

Source Water Protection Practices Bulletin:  Managing Highway Deicing to Prevent Contamination of Drinking Water
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, July 2001
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/sourcewater/pubs/fs_swpp_deicinghighway.pdf

Source Water Protection Practices Bulletin:  Managing Large-Scale Application of Pesticides to Prevent Contamination of Drinking Water
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
July 2001
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/sourcewater/pubs/fs_swpp_lspesticides.pdf

Source Water Protection Practices Bulletin:  Managing Livestock, Poultry, and Horse Waste to Prevent Contamination of Drinking Water
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
July 2001
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/sourcewater/pubs/fs_swpp_livestock.pdf

Source Water Protection Practices Bulletin:  Managing Pet and Wildlife Waste to Prevent Contamination of Drinking Water
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
July 2001
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/sourcewater/pubs/fs_swpp_petwaste.pdf

Source Water Protection Practices Bulletin:  Managing Sanitary Sewer Overflows and Combined Sewer Overflows to Prevent Contamination of Drinking Water
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
July 2001
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/sourcewater/pubs/fs_swpp_ssocso.pdf

Source Water Protection Practices Bulletin:  Managing Small Quantity Chemical Use to Prevent Contamination of Drinking Water
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
July 2001
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/sourcewater/pubs/fs_swpp_chemical_2001.pdf

Source Water Protection Practices Bulletin:  Managing Small Scale Application of Pesticides to Prevent Contamination of Drinking Water
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
July 2001
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/sourcewater/pubs/fs_swpp_sspesticides.pdf


Source Water Protection Practices Bulletin:  Managing Storm Water Runoff to Prevent Contamination of Drinking Water
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
July 2001
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/sourcewater/pubs/fs_swpp_stormwater.pdf

Source Water Protection Practices Bulletin:  Managing Turfgrass and Garden Fertilizer Application to Prevent Contamination of Drinking Water
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
July 2001
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/sourcewater/pubs/fs_swpp_turfgrass.pdf

Source Water Protection Practices Bulletin:  Managing Underground Storage Tanks to Prevent Contamination of Drinking Water
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
July 2001
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/sourcewater/pubs/fs_swpp_ust.pdf

Source Water Protection Practices Bulletin:  Managing Vehicle Washing to Prevent Contamination of Drinking Water
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
July 2001
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/sourcewater/pubs/fs_swpp_vehicle.pdf

 

 

Source Water Protection Planning:  Tribes

Tribal Source Water Protection Case Studies
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
http://cfpub.epa.gov/safewater/sourcewater/sourcewater.cfm?action=Case_Studies&view=results&lead=Tribal

 

Source Water Protection Planning, Sample Template and Guidance

Ohio Guidance Documents - Protection Planning
http://www.epa.state.oh.us/ddagw/pdu/swap_guidance.html 

Developing Source Water Protection Plans for Public Drinking Water Systems Using Inland Surface Waters: Hands Across the Watershed
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, November 2006
http://www.epa.state.oh.us/ddagw/Documents/swap_sw_protplan_FINAL.pdf


Wellhead Protection Planning: Sample Guides and Templates

Protecting Your Drinking Water Through Wellhead Protection: A "How To" Workbook for Small Water Systems
A focus on Pennsylvania
Spotts, Stevens, and McCoy, Inc. (via an affiliation with Pennsylvania Department of Environmental protection)
http://www.epa.gov/reg3wapd/drinking/pdf/protectingdrinking.pdf

Wellhead Protection Tips for Small Public Water Systems: Environmental Fact Sheet
Drinking Water and Groundwater Bureau, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, 2007
http://www.des.state.nh.us/factsheets/ws/inc/12-10.html

Community Wellhead Protection Programs
Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service
http://osufacts.okstate.edu/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-2252/AGEC-890web.pdf

Where Does Your Drinking Water Come From?
Well Head Protection Plan: Ojo Feliz, New Mexico
Promo brochure-NM RWA
www.sourcewater.net/wellheadbrochure.doc

Wellhead Protection: Cost of Making Water Safe Continues to Rise
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, November 2007
http://www.deq.state.ok.us/factsheets/local/WellheadProtection.pdf

 

Sample Ordinances

Model Ordinances to Protect Local Resources: Source Water Protection
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
http://www.epa.gov/owow/nps/ordinance/sourcewater.htm
Please note: This is a link to further resources.

Strategies for Protecting Your Source of Drinking Water: Developing Local Ordinances
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (sample ordinances and lots of other info):
http://www.epa.state.oh.us/ddagw/pdu/swap_ps.html 
Please note: This is a link to further resources.

 

Wastewater/Community-based Solutions

A Starter's Guide for Community-based Wastewater Solutions
Green Mountain Institute for Environmental Democracy, June 2005
http://www.scdhec.gov/environment/ocrm/plan_tech/docs/gmi_guide.pdf

 

On-Site System Basics

Water Pollution Solutions: Septic Systems
Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc; PA DEP, June 2004
http://www.pacd.org/resources/pollution_solutions/septic.pdf

Septic Systems for Wastewater Disposal
Consumer Awareness Information Pamphlet #4
American Ground Water Trust, 2006
http://www.agwt.org/info/septicsystems.htm

Dollars Down the Drain: Caring for Your Septic Tank, DVD (video)
Ohio Department of Health, Ohio EPA (video on DVD)

Septic Systems: Information for Homeowners
International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, Inc.
http://www.nachi.org/septicsystems.htm

Septic Tank Inspection and Trouble-Shooting
Montana State University Extension Service, 2005
http://msuextension.org/publications/HomeHealthandFamily/MT199403HR.pdf

Managing Holding Tanks Fact Sheet
Ohio State University Extension
http://ohioline.osu.edu/aex-fact/0755.html

Managing Septic Tank-Mound Systems Fact Sheet
Ohio State University Extension
http://ohioline.osu.edu/aex-fact/0753.html


Septic Tank and Drainfield Operation and Maintenance
Montana State University Extension Service, 2002/2005
http://www.msuextension.org/ruralliving/Dream/PDF/sepdtic.pdf

 

Septic System Failure

Why Do Septic Systems Malfunction?
Ohio State University Extension Fact Sheet
http://ohioline.osu.edu/aex-fact/0741.html

Preventing On-lot Sewage System Malfunctions
Penn State, College of Agricultural Sciences, Cooperative Extension, 2002
http://www.age.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/f/F162.pdf

 

Source Water/Ground Water Protection and Septic Systems

Protecting Our Water: A Primer for Preventing Pathogenic Contamination of Drinking Water Sources
(contains sections about septic tank/wastewater problems, includes other pathogen contamination sources as well)
The Groundwater Foundation, 2007
http://www.groundwater.org/shop/proddetail.asp?prod=1101d
http://www.groundwater.org/pe/pathogen_project.html

Septic Systems: How Can Contamination of Water Resources by Septic Tanks be Avoided?
(Indiana) - The Water Resource Protection and Conservation Toolkit
http://www.nirpc.org/environment/pdf/SepticSystems.pdf

The Multiple Barrier Approach to Public Health Protection
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, September 2006
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/smallsystems/pdfs/guide_smallsystems_mba_09-06-06.pdf

Are Septic Systems Up to Speed? A Source Water Protection Fact Sheet for Municipal Officials
New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission
(One of the fact sheets from "Water Today...Water Tomorrow? Protecting Drinking Water Sources in Your Community:  Tools for Municipal Officials")
http://www.neiwpcc.org/sourcewateroutreach/swap-docs/fact_septic.pdf

Long Island Sound Study: The Impact of Septic Systems on the Environment
New York Sea Grant Extension Program and the Connecticut Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, 1991
http://www.longislandsoundstudy.net/pubs/facts/fact13.pdf

On-Site Wastewater Management Systems and their Environmental Impacts
CSREES Southern Regional Water Quality Program, University of Georgia
http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubs/PDF/B1242-4.pdf

Pollution Prevention Fact Sheet: Septic System Controls
http://www.stormwatercenter.net/Pollution_Prevention_Factsheets/SepticSystemControls.htm

Ground Water "Buried Treasure"
Ground Water Protection Council
http://www.gwpc.org/e-library/e-library_documents/e-library_documents_general/Ground%20Water%20Awareness%20Brochure.pdf

 

Non-Point Source Water Pollution: The Basics

Nonpoint Source Water Pollution Fact Sheet
NEMO: University of Illinois Extension (Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials)
http://www.watershed.uiuc.edu/NEMO/NON%20POINT%20SOURCE%20WATER%20POLLUTION.pdf

Nonpoint Source Water Pollution Fact Sheet
University of Connecticut; NEMO: California NEMO Partnership (Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials)
http://nemo.uconn.edu/tools/publications/fact_sheets/nemo_fact_sheet_2_s.pdf

Nonpoint Source Pollution: A Threat to Our Waters
Planning with Power; Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program
http://www.planningwithpower.org/pubs/id-256.htm

 

Onsite/Decentralized Wastewater System Management

Onsite/Decentralized Wastewater Information Package for County Officials
National Association of Counties (NACo)

 

Social Marketing

Getting Your Feet Wet with Social Marketing
Jack Wilbur,  Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, 2006
http://ag.utah.gov/conservation/GettingYourFeetWet1.pdf

Drinking Water Source Awareness: Media Campaign Guidelines and Promotional Materials for Drinking Water Protection and Awareness
International City/County Management Association
http://www.lgean.org/documents/guidelines.pdf and http://www.lgean.org/html/_tooldetail.cfm?id=43

Getting in Step:  A Guide for Conducting Watershed Outreach Campaigns
Getting in Step:  A Video Guide for Conducting Watershed Outreach Campaigns
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2003
http://www.epa.gov/owow/watershed/outreach/documents/getnstep.pdf

Promotional Materials for Drinking Water Protection and Awareness
(materials are listed below)
International City/County Management Association
http://www.lgean.org/html/_tooldetail.cfm?id=43

Source Water Protection: Plain and Simple
National Center for Small Communities/International City/County Management Association
www.lgean.org/documents/intro.pdf

Source Water Awareness Flyer:  Where Does Our Drinking Water Come From?
International City-County Management Association
http://www.lgean.org/documents/flyer.pdf

Drinking Water Protection Begins at Home
International City-County Management Association
http://www.lgean.org/documents/Drinkingwaterprotection.pdf

Source Water Awareness Q&A Fact Sheet
International City-County Management Association
http://www.lgean.org/documents/factsheet.pdf

Public Service Announcement for Radio
International City-County Management Association
http://www.lgean.org/documents/psa.pdf

Sample Press Release: Protect Your Drinking Water . . . Protect the Source!
International City-County Management Association
http://www.lgean.org/documents/pressrelease.pdf

Sample Source Water Awareness Phone Questionnaire
International City-County Management Association
http://www.lgean.org/documents/questionnaire.pdf

Source Water Awareness Poster
International City-County Management Association
http://www.lgean.org/documents/poster-small.pdf

USEPA Source Water Protection:  Protection Tools Link:
http://cfpub.epa.gov/safewater/sourcewater/sourcewater.cfm?action=links&Link_child=241

Groundwater Foundation Online Catalog, Product Listing:
http://www.groundwater.org/shop/products.asp?cat=22 

- Rainmakers: A Photographic Story of Center Pivots
- Test Your Well: A Manual for Safe Water Tomorrow Through Pollution Prevention Today
- Protecting Our Water: A Primer for Preventing Pathogenic Contamination of Drinking Water Sources
- Using Technology to Conduct a Contaminant Source Inventory: A Primer for Small Communities
- Source Water Assessment and Protection: Workshop Guide
- Water Facts: Fun and Interesting Facts
- Wellhead Protection: Lessons Learned Through Local Stewardship
- Consensus Building: A Primer for Local Leaders
- Let's Make a Difference: Mobilizing for Community Action

- Guide to Groundwater Guardian: A handbook for new and existing Groundwater Guardian teams with tips on how to get started and keep the momentum rolling.

- Source Water Assessment and Protection Booklet
- Groundwater Guardian: Empowering Local Communities: Video about the Groundwater Guardian Program
- Good Water, Good Health, Good Choices. Poster, English and Spanish available
- Handle It: Onsite Wastewater treatment door hanger (community education)
- Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products: poster, English and Spanish available
- Recycled Ruler: Groundwater Rules!
- Septic Cling: Don't Be a Free Flusher
- Top Ten Bookmark: Ten Ways to Protect Groundwater
- Water Cycle Bookmark:  Illustration of the Water Cycle
- Septic System Maintenance Sticker: Helping you to keep track of important information
- Groundwater Basics: educational tool
- Good Water, Good Health, Good Choices. Public Awareness Campaign Kit
- Get Pumped: Septic Education Tool Kit (included elsewhere in this Toolkit)

- Wellhead Protection Area Management Planning manual: A community-based approach to the wellhead protection area management planning process in Nebraska