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This page contains back issues of DEC's Drinking Water Source Protection Program (DWSP2) Newsletter.

The DWSP2 Newsletter is designed for any person interested in, or working on, protecting source waters across New York State.

2021 Issues

September 2021

The September newsletters goes over the similarities and differences between the Source Water Assessment Program (SWAP) and DWSP2.

  • DWSP2 vs. SWAP
    • What is the Source Water Assessment Program (SWAP)?
    • What is DWSP2 (A Quick Recap)?
    • Similarities and Differences
    • Can I use my old SWAP to develop a DWSP2?
    • Participate and Protect Your Drinking Water!

August 2021

As we head into August, this newsletter re-caps past newsletters in case you missed an issue.

  • Re-cap Time!
    • November 2020: About DWSP2
    • December 2020: New DWSP2 Resources
    • January 2021 - May 2021: Framework Deep Dive
    • May 2021: Advancing Drinking Water Source Protection Across NYS
    • June 2021: Grant Opportunities Now Available!
    • July 2021: Get to Know Your Technical Assistance Provider!

July 2021

This newsletter highlights Kristin Campbell from Herkimer Oneida Counties Comprehensive Planning Program, a Technical Assistance Provider (TAP) under DWSP2.

  • Get to Know Your Technical Assistance Provider!
    • Herkimer Oneida Counties Comprehensive Planning Program

June 2021

This issue highlights a number of grant opportunities available for those interested in protecting their source water.

  • Grant Opportunities Now Available!
    • Consolidated Funding Application
      • Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) Program
      • Non-Agricultural Nonpoint Source Planning Grant Program
      • Climate Smart Communities Grant Program
      • Engineering Planning Grant Program
      • Green Innovation Grant Program
    • New York State Soil and Water Conservation Committee
      • Source Water Buffer Program
      • Agricultural Non-Point Source Pollution Abatement and Control Program
    • Other Grant Programs

May 2021

This newsletter finishes up our tour of the DWSP2 Framework and discusses an available grant program.

  • Grant Opportunity - Consolidated Funding Application Now Open!
  • Phase 4 of the Framework for Creating a DWSP2 Plan
    • 4.1 Designate a Plan Management Team

April 2021

This newsletter highlights a recent grant award and looks into Phase 3 of the DWSP2 Framework.

  • Source Water Buffer Program Grant Award
  • Phase 3 of the Framework for Creating a DWSP2 Plan
    • 3.1 Identify Protection and Management Methods
    • 3.2 Develop an Implementation Timeline

March 2021

This issue highlights an open grant program and continues our closer look into Phase 2 of the DWSP2 Framework.

  • Grant Program Now Available
  • Finishing Phase 2 of the Framework for Creating a DWSP2 Plan
    • 2.2 Prepare a Drinking Water Source Protection Map (Cont.)
    • 2.3. Create a Potential Contaminant Source Inventory

February 2021

A continuation from January, this newsletter begins to breaks down Phase 2 of the DWSP2 Framework.

  • Introduction to Phase 2 of the Framework for Creating a DWSP2 Plan
    • 2.1 Develop an Overview of the Water System
    • 2.2 Prepare a Drinking Water Source Protection Map

January 2021

To start off the new year, this issue takes a deeper dive into Phase 1 of the DWSP2 Framework.

  • Introduction to Phase 1 of the Framework for Creating a DWSP2 Plan
    • 1.1 Form a Stakeholder Group
    • 1.2 Establish Goals and Formulate a Vision

2020 Issues

December 2020

This issue highlights new resources available to aid communities through the process of developing a DWSP2 Plan.

  • New DWSP2 Resources
    • DWSP2 Plan Data Summary
    • DWSP2 Plan Template
    • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Introduction to the DWSP2 Framework

November 2020

This is the very first DWSP2 Newsletter. This issue introduces readers to the program, its benefits, and where they can get started.

  • Introducing the DWSP2 Newsletter
  • About DWSP2
    • What is DWSP2?
    • What is Source Water?
    • How Does DWSP2 Benefit My Community?
    • What is a Drinking Water Source Protection Plan?
    • Where to Start?

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