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


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 pollution | Soil pollution | Groundwater pollution | Land use | Computer models | Travel time | Water policy | Water supply | Florida | United States

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