source water protection program
The 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments established a new Section 1453 for source water quality assessments. This section required each primacy state to submit a source water assessment program to the EPA for approval.
A state assessment program is required to:
- delineate the boundaries of areas providing source waters for public water systems, and
- identify the origins of regulated and unregulated contaminants in
the delineated area to determine the susceptibility of public water
systems to such contaminants.
Download a factsheet on the Source Water Assessment Program in PDF format here.
Phone: (808) 586-4258
Fax: (808) 586-4351
Safe Drinking Water Branch
Environmental Management Division
Hawaii State Department of Health
919 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 308
Honolulu, HI 96814-4920
- East Hawaii
Safe Drinking Water Branch – Hilo
Hawaii District Health Office – Hilo
1582 Kamehameha Avenue
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Phone: (808) 933-0401
Fax: (808) 933-0400
Last Update: 30 January 2012