Region 8

Source Water Assessment

The presentations, agenda, and attendee list for the 2010 Western States Source Water and Groundwater Protection Forum (Estes Park, CO) are at available at this publicly accessible FTP site.

A Source Water Assessment, completed by the State or the public water system, is a tool to provide a public water system, its customers, and the public with information needed to make source water protection decisions. The assessment identifies the area of the watershed or aquifer from which a public water system's drinking water is drawn, including those areas most critical for protection. The assessment then identifies possible sources of contaminants that could affect the water's quality, and how likely they are to cause a problem.

Protect Drinking Water Sources

How can you help protect your sources of drinking water?

Public participation is important to the State Source Water Assessment and Protection Programs. These programs help you protect your water sources. Here are a few things you can do to ensure safe drinking water:

  • The States SWAP plan documents are available to the public. Most States have posted their SWAP plans on their Internet sites (links below), or the State may send you a copy.
  • Get involved in State or local SWAP activities. Your State may need volunteers to help protect water sources.

    Remember: Everyone's opinion counts when protecting our priceless watersheds and groundwater aquifers!

SWAP Related Links

Find out what your State is doing to assess and protect sources of drinking water

Find more information on SWAP from the following links

EPA Region 8 SWAP Related Links:

Headquarters SWAP links:

Source Water Assessment and Protection Program Contacts

U.S. EPA Region 8

Gregory Oberley
U.S. EPA Region 8 (8EPR-EP)
1595 Wynkoop Street
Denver, CO 80202-1129
Phone: (303) 312-7043
Fax: (303) 312-6897
E-mail: oberley.gregory@epa.gov

State Program Contacts

Colorado
John Duggan
Colorado Department of Health & Environment
WQCD-OA-B2
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246-1530
Phone: (303) 692-3534
Fax: (303) 782-0390
E-mail: john.duggan@state.co.us
Montana
Joe Meek
SWAP Section, Pollution Prevention Bureau
Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Metcalf Building
Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620-0901
Phone: (406) 444-4806
Fax: (406) 444-6836
E-mail: jmeek@mt.gov
North Dakota
Shannon Suggs
Department of Health-Water Quality
918 East Divide Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone: (701) 328-6409
Fax: (701) 328-5200
E-mail: ssuggs@.nd.gov
South Dakota
Tom Brandner
Department of Environment & Natural Resources
Joe Foss Building
523 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-3181
Phone: (605) 773-3296
Fax: (605) 773-6035
E-mail: tom.brandner@state.sd.us
Utah
Kate Johnson
UT Department of Environmental Quality
Division of Drinking Water
P.O. Box 144830
150 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4830
Phone: (801) 536-4206
Fax: (801) 536-4211
E-mail: katej@utah.gov

Wyoming
Lou Harmon PE-PG
Water and Wastewater Program Manager
Wyoming Water Quality Division, Herschler Building 4 West
122 West 25th Street, Cheyenne WY 82002
Ph. 307-777-7088  Fax 307-777-7610
lou.harmon@wyo.gov