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

Horticulture/Landscaping Site/Golf Course

Potential Contaminant Source

Fertilizers and pesticides are frequently applied to landscaped areas, including golf courses, and can seep into ground water or run off into stormwater if overapplied or applied incorrectly. The two main components of fertilizer used on landscaped areas that are of greatest concern to source water quality are nitrogen and phosphorous. Pesticides contain a variety of organic and inorganic compounds that are poisonous. 

Possible Protection Activities:

Potential Contaminants:
  • IOC, SOC

Related Sources:


  • Residential/Municipal