Source Water Protection

Public drinking water systems are required to develop and implement a Source Protection Plan to protect their drinking water source(s) from contamination. Find information from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation at

Our Source Water Specialist may be able to help your system write or update a Source Protection Plan. Find contact info here. Due to limited staff time, priority will be given to members of the Vermont Rural Water Association.

You can use the resources below to write or update your system’s Source Protection Plan.

Guidance Documents

Additional Resources


Source Water Protection – Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation

Natural Resources Atlas – online mapping tool

Vermont Center for Geographic Information – parcel viewer