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Conservation District considers source water protection

February 28, 2011

Elk County Conservation District chairman Russ Braun discusses a source water protection program offered by DEP. Photo by Gian DeLoia.

The Elk County Conservation discussed becoming involved with the Source Water Protection Technical Assistance Program [SWPTAP] offered by the Department of Environmental Protection during Monday night's meeting.
"We have a new fellow by the name of Jacob Moore who works down at the regional office-- he is an environmental planner and he's come to us filling a position that has been empty for about two years," said conservation district field representative John M. Green. "Jake has hit the ground running in our office and it looks like he has some big things going on there."
Local source water protection programs are community-based voluntary efforts to protect drinking water sources used by community water systems. "I wanted to make you aware of this program and if there are any other municipalities that might want to get involved in this," Green said. "It looks like we are well on our way in Elk County.

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