Public Drinking Water Branch

Source Water Protection Program

The Missouri Source Water Protection Program is designed to ensure your drinking water is safe, not just at the tap, but at its source. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is initiating the program as part of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.

The water that surrounds us - lakes, rivers, streams and aquifers - makes up our drinking water sources. These source waters can be threatened by potential contaminants such as hazardous chemicals, stormwater runoff, waste disposal sites and underground storage tanks.  It is a priority to protect these sources and ensure safe drinking water for all Missouri citizens. The Source Water Protection Program was created to protect these vital resources.

Missouri's Source Water Protection Program is a voluntary program supporting local efforts to protect drinking water sources. The program offers public water systems an opportunity to learn about a broad range of approaches to protect their water supply and points water suppliers to funding and other resources available to support such local efforts.

Source Protector Newsletter

What can I do to protect my source water?
Here are some simple steps you can take to help protect our drinking water sources.

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