drinking water protection

ENDORSED PROTECTION PLANS


State of Alaska Endorsed Drinking Water Protection Plans are being promoted to help create incentives for communities and water systems to proactively protect their source of drinking water. Communities and water systems may qualify for current and future grants if they have a State of Alaska Endorsed Drinking Water Protection Plan.

Current Incentives:
Qualify for Alaska Clean Water Action Grants funded by Drinking Water Program.

Future Incentives:
Help qualify for Municipal Grant Program (points towards qualifications)
May help Water Systems qualify for Outstanding Performance

The process for developing and implementing a Drinking Water Protection Plan is based upon the classification of the water system. The Drinking Water Programs protection efforts are concentrated on promoting the development and implementation of protection plans for larger water systems classified as Community Water Systems. Non-Community Water Systems have a simplified process for developing and implementing an Endorsed Drinking Water Protection Plan.

Procedure of developing and implementing Endorsed Drinking Water Protection Plan:

Community Water Systems:
Non-Community Water Systems:

Substantial Implementation

"Substantial Implementation" is a term used by DEC-Drinking Water to measure the number of public water systems and communities that have successfully implemented their Endorsed Drinking Water Protection Plan or various protection strategies developed by the community. Substantial Implementation is determined by the classification of water system (Community or Non-Community).

Community Water Systems:
Non-Community Water Systems:

Further information

Additional Information regarding Endorsed Protection Plans, Incentives and Substantial Implementation and can be found here: Frequently Asked Questions or by contact Drinking Water Protection at 907-269-7549.