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 (SWAP) in PDF format here.

Contact Us

Phone: (808) 586-4258
Fax: (808) 586-4351
E-Mail: [email protected]

  • Oahu
    Safe Drinking Water Branch
    Environmental Management Division
    Hawaii State Department of Health
    2385 Waimano Home Road
    Uluakupu Building 4
    Pearl City, Hawaii 96782-1400
  • 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
Robert Whittier SWAP Program Geologist

Last Update: 11 August 2017