Source Water Protection Activity Guide

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Use any of the following drop-down menus to navigate through the guide. Choosing a potential contaminant source category from the drop-down menu will narrow your potential contaminant source choices. Choosing a protection activity category from the drop-down menu will narrow your protection activity choices.

Contaminant Type

Potential Contaminant Source Category Potential Contaminant Source

Protection Activity Category Protection Activity

Campgrounds, RV Parks, and Marinas

Potential Contaminant Source

Campgrounds, RV parks, and Marinas are typically found in remote locations without access to sewage systems. Therefore, septic systems are typically used to dispose of wastewater and must be properly sited and maintained to prevent ground water contamination. If boat launches and fueling stations are on site, gasoline and diesel fuel from boats can contaminate surface water and ground water if spills occur. Other threats to source water include household hazardous waste from RVs and camp sites, pesticide or fertilizer application if there are any improved areas, and human and pet waste.

Possible Protection Activities:

Potential Contaminants:
  • IOC, VOC, SOC, Microbe

Related Sources:


  • Residential/Municipal