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Drinking Water Source Protection Program (DWSP2) Applicants

The DWSP2 application period is closed. The State is currently evaluating all applications.

DWSP2 Update

The application period for municipalities to participate in the DWSP2 with a state-hired consultant closed February 15. The State received more than 50 applications and is pleased with the significant interest in the program. The State is currently evaluating all submitted applications and will announce later this year which volunteer communities have been chosen and which consultant has been selected to participate in the program. All communities that submitted an application will be notified once the selections have been made.

Eligible Applicants

DWSP2 is open to all community public water supplies in New York. DEC and New York State Department of Health 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 consultants 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.

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; and
  4. Notify all applicants as to whether they have been selected or not.

More About Drinking Water Source Protection Program (DWSP2)

Fact Sheet (PDF) – A brief description of the program and benefits to participating.

Roles and Responsibilities of Participating Municipalities and the State (PDF) – Learn more about the expected commitments and anticipated yearly activities of DWSP2.

Drinking Water Source Protection Program (DWSP2) – Learn more about the DWSP2.

Frequently Asked Questions About DWSP2 - Obtain answers to common questions regarding the overall program and application process.