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Source Water Collaborative

The Source Water Collaborative consists of 27 national organizations united to protect America's drinking water at its source -- in lakes, rivers, streams, and aquifers.

The Source Water Collaborative has agreed to the following goals and objectives:

  • Contain or prevent contamination
  • Promote development patterns that limit threats to drinking water sources
  • Encourage matching uses of land with locations least likely to affect drinking water sources
  • Preserve the land needed to protect the quality of current and future sources of drinking water

Learn more about the Source Water Collaborative Exit