Safe Drinking Water Branch
Source Water Assessment and Protection Program SWAP

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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:

  1. delineate the boundaries of areas providing source waters for public water systems, and
  2. 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.

Contact Us

Phone: (808) 586-4258
Fax: (808) 586-4351
E-Mail: sdwb@doh.hawaii.gov

  • Oahu
    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