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New Award to Honor Christiana Borough for Protecting Drinking Water Sources

Release Date: 8/6/2001
Contact Information: Donna Heron, (215) 814-5113

Donna Heron, (215) 814-5113

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Christiana Borough Authority a source water protection award for its efforts to protect the borough’s drinking water sources.

“Drinking water is a finite and precious resource so we applaud communities like Christiana that are taking steps to protect it.” said Donald S. Welsh, mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator.

The Christiana Borough Authority was recognized for its source water protection efforts which included purchasing farmland above the aquifer where the borough gets its drinking water, meeting with property owners to evaluate sources of pollution, and educating the community on best management practices to protect water sources. The authority also posted signs alerting travelers about the presence of the protection area and how to notify emergency personnel if a contamination event should occur.

EPA’s source water protection awards program encourages communities that use public water supply systems to take steps to protect drinking water sources. The award is open to individuals, water suppliers, municipalities, civic groups and public and private organizations throughout EPA’s mid-Atlantic region that includes Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.