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Drinking Water Source Protection Program (DWSP2) Applicants

Eligible Applicants

DWSP2 is open to all community public water supplies in New York. The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Department of Health (DOH) have developed guidelines highlighting the roles and responsibilities of participating municipalities and the State. Municipalities must be prepared to designate staff to work with the State-hired consultant and agency experts throughout the program. Participants will also need to provide local information and regular feedback.

Municipalities that have already developed a drinking water source protection plan are able to participate in the program. Municipalities will need to submit their current plan with their application.

To Apply

To be considered for this program, all municipalities must complete and submit this application by February 15, 2019. Click here to access the DWSP2 application. Incomplete applications will be deemed ineligible to participate in this program.

What's Next After My Application is Submitted?

The State will:

  1. Review all completed applications received by the deadline and select volunteers.
  2. Hire a consultant to work with the selected volunteers.
  3. Announce the volunteer communities and consultant selected to participate in the program.
  4. Notify all applicants as to whether they have been selected or not.

More About Drinking Water Source Protection Program (DWSP2)

Link to Application (PDF, 320 KB) - Application for municipalities to volunteer for DWSP2.

Link to Fact Sheet (PDF, 120 KB) - A brief description of the program and benefits to participating.

Link to Roles and Responsibilities of Participating Municipalities and the State (PDF, 76 KB) - Learn more about the expected commitments and anticipated yearly activities of DWSP2.

Link to Drinking Water Source Protection Program (DWSP2) - Learn more about the DWSP2.