Connecticut's Wellhead Protection Program

by Fred S. Banach, Connecticut Dep of Environmental, Protection, Hartford, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


Connecticut's Wellhead Protection Program was the first in the country to receive EPA approval and remains one of the strongest programs in the nation. The program is based on comprehensive ground water protection efforts dating back to the 1960s and on a relatively new legislative wellhead protection initiative - Connecticut's Aquifer Protection Area Program.

Subject Headings: Groundwater quality | Environmental Protection Agency | Groundwater | Groundwater pollution | Environmental issues | Legislation | Water policy | Aquifers | Connecticut | United States

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