DEC and the New York State Department of Health, in consultation with the departments of State and Agriculture and Markets, have created a statewide program to help municipalities develop and implement protection plans for their drinking water sources. The state invites all community public water supplies to apply for this new Drinking Water Source Protection Program (DWSP2).

The State will partner with up to 30 communities to: update drinking water assessments, develop plans to protect public water supply source water areas, and assist municipalities with plan implementation. The state will hire a consultant to work with the communities, and there will be no out-of-pocket costs to participating municipalities for plan development.

To apply, visit the Drinking Water Source Protection Program Applicants webpage and complete the online application.

Applications are due February 15, 2019.