Wellfield Protection Program in Broward County, Florida

by Robert C. Shair, Office of Environmental Services, Pompano Beach, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Irrigation and Drainage: Saving a Threatened Resource—In Search of Solutions

Abstract: The Potable Water Wellfield Protection Program was initiated early in 1981. It examined land uses in the County, made an inventory of potential ground water pollution sources, compiled a list of potential pollutants, delineated protection zones around wells based on computer modeling of travel times, and developed a protection strategy based on enforcement power legislation for existing wellfields and land use controls to supplement the legislation for future sites. The program description is given.

Subject Headings: Water supply | Groundwater pollution | Soil pollution | Legislation | Water policy | Land use | Wells (water) | North America | Florida | United States

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