Clean drinking water is vital to public health and the potential for future economic development. Even very small quantities of contaminating substances in lakes, rivers, or aquifers can limit their use as sources of clean drinking water. Local land use policy, open space planning, and conservation tailored to protecting these resources promote public health and ensure a long-term supply of clean drinking water. Consequently, there are important roles for local officials to play in protecting currently operating public water systems as well as water resources that can serve as future sources of drinking water.
Each year, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) convenes a conference concerning how to protect local drinking water resources that is designed for local planners, conservation commissioners, water supply managers, and other local leaders. This conference has become the largest drinking water “source protection” event in New England and is the only statewide event focused solely on how to protect local sources of drinking water.
The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) will hold its 2019 Drinking Water Source Protection Conference on Thursday, May 16, at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH. This year’s conference will feature presentations on:
- The statewide private well sampling initiative
- Long-term water source planning
- Updates to NH’s drinking water source protection strategy
- Drinking water source protection priorities at the national, regional, and state level
- Projects related to lake management, land conservation, and public health
- ….and many more interesting source protection topics!
The conference fee is $65 and includes lunch and refreshments. Qualifies for 5.0 Technical Credit Hours toward the NH Water Works Operator Certification Program.
REGISTER at the American Ground Water Trust website: https://agwt.org/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D286%26reset%3D1