Add Source Water Info To Your Website!

These days, when people have a question they often search the internet before doing anything else. A great way to make information available for your residents is by posting it on your City, Homeowner’s Association, or System website. If you decide to create a Source Water Protection Plan, you can post it on your website, along with helpful brochures and a calendar of community drinking water news and events.

Your Public Works website is a great place to add source water protection information, or a link to your Source Water page.

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Get your City departments involved in your Source Water Protection strategy!
Some useful items to post on your city website include:
  • An electronic copy of your Consumer Confidence Report (CCR)/ Water Quality Report
  • An electronic copy of your Source Water Protection Plan
  • Links to city ordinances, such as your backflow and well head protection ordinances
  • Educational brochures regarding best management practices for residents and businesses
  • A Calendar of events for source water protection activities in your community, including planning team meetings
  • Tips on how to keep utility bills low, including avoiding activities that can damage drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities
  • Tips on water conservation
Here are some examples of cities in Idaho that have incorporated source water protection components into their websites:
City of Weiser, Washington County : Weiser has posted information about the dangers of backflow and pet waste, as well as electronic copies of their water quality reports!
City of Kimberly, Twin Falls County: This site has information about cross connections, water quality monitoring, a brochure explaining Kimberly’s SWPP, and more!
City of Jerome, Jerome County: Scroll down to learn about backflow prevention, contaminants in drinking water, seasonal issues, and more!