Contact: Joanna Wilson, Public Affairs Office, 302-739-9902.
Citizens Source Water Protection Committee to meet Nov. 7
DOVER (Oct. 31, 2012) – The Source Water Protection Citizens and Technical Advisory Committee (CTAC) of the Source Water Assessment and Protection Program will hold its semiannual meeting from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov. 7 in Conference Room 220 A&B of the Kent County Administrative Offices on Bay Road in Dover. This meeting is the first of two that will focus on nutrients in drinking water.
The agenda includes the following items:
· Overview of recent findings on nitrates in Delaware’s groundwater, by Judy Denver, U.S. Geological Survey;
· Presentation on Delaware Nutrient Management Commission’s goals to reduce agricultural sources of nutrients in the environment, by Larry Towle, DNMC;
· Update on proposed changes to Delaware’s regulations governing the design, installation and operation of on-site wastewater treatment and disposal systems, by Jack Hayes, DNREC Groundwater Discharges Section; and
· A national perspective on increasing detections of nitrates in drinking water, by Ed Hallock, Delaware Division of Health & Social Services Office of Drinking Water and member of the national Association of State Drinking Water Administrators, and John Barndt, DNREC Water Supply Section, and member of the national Ground Water Protection Council.
Delaware’s Source Water Assessment Plan was approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in October 1999. The program is charged with delineating source water areas around all sources of public drinking water in the state, identifying all existing and potential sources of contamination within those areas and making the information available to the public. The Source Water Protection Law of 2001 maintains the CTAC as an advisory committee to the Secretary of DNREC on the implementation of the Source Water Assessment Plan and closely related matters.
For more information about the meeting or the Source Water Assessment and Protection Program, please contact Program Manager John Barndt at 302-739-9945. Vol. 42, No. 429