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MS Source Water Assessment Program
MS Groundwater Quality Assessment
Miss Public Supply Wells
Source Water Assessment Branch
of the Office of Land and Water Resources administers several programs involved in protecting groundwater and surface water resources.
EPA Section 106 Groundwater Program
- utilizes federal grant funds and is responsible for executing federal groundwater protection priorities involving state and federal pollution control programs.
Priority issues include:
Source Water Assessment Program Reports & Online Maps
Source Water Protection
Cross-Program / Cross-Agency Coordination
Education / Outreach
Geographic Information System Development
Mississippi Agricultural Chemical Groundwater Monitoring (AgChem) Program
- instituted in 1987 to monitor the drinking water aquifers of the state for agricultural chemicals or their metabolites. Approximately 1100 drinking water, irrigation, and fish culture wells have been sampled and analyzed for over 200 Pesticides and other chemical constituents. Program results indicate the groundwater supply has been relatively unaffected by agricultural activities.
AgChem Report Statewide 2014
Source Water Assessment Program
- a result of the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996, which mandated all States to identify public water systems that may be susceptible to contamination and to adopt appropriate management measures that will enhance their protection.
MS Groundwater Quality Assessment 305b 2015
Surface Water Source Water Assessment
- Source Water Assessment Plans for the 4
surface water intakes of the state have been developed and implement
ed as part of the Source Water Assessment Program mandated by the
Federal Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996
Ross Barnett Reservoir Source Water Protection Plan
Tombigbee Source Water Assessment
City of Jackson, J H Fewel Intake Source Water Assessment
Short Coleman Source Water Assessment
Other Helpful Links
MS State Department of Health
MS Rural Water Association
US EPA Office of Water
Southern Region Water Quality Program
USGS MS Groundwater Data
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