Source Protection

The RWAU Sourcewater Technician works with the DDW to provide assistance to water systems in completing their source protection plans. Additionally, water systems receive assistance in their regularly scheduled source protection plan updates. The RWAU Sourcewater Technician works with water systems to:

  • Develop and implement a plan to address the state-specific source water protection needs of rural and small community water systems in the state.
  • Provide assistance and support in facilitating the implementation of source water protection plans.
  • Facilitate and mediating planning meetings between various cross jurisdictional entities.
  • Provide assistance and support in source water protection planning.
  • Provide presentations and assistance to local officials, community groups, and others.
  • Respond to inquiries from facilities, consumers, governmental agencies, and others regarding technical matters.
  • The RWAU Source Protection Program is funded through USDA Farm Services via the National Rural Water Association.

Protecting Our Water Resources

Rural Water Association of Utah works throughout the state of Utah with the school districts and also water systems during the statewide Spring and Summer Water Education Event. We would be happy to come out to your community to present what Source Protection is all about and what can be done to help protect water sources.

Request to have Mike Osborn with RWAU come out to your community to present Source Protection at your Water Fair or Event!

Email Mike a Thank you letter


(Examples: Diamond Fork High, Washington County)


Additional Source Protection Public Educational Resources

RWAU Source Protection Brochure

Water Pollution (YouTube Video)

The Ripple Effect (YouTube Video)

EPA Source Water Protection


Water System Resources

Source Protection Program:
DDW Source Protection Program

RWAU Sourcewater Technician:
Email Mike Osborn above to request assistance with your Source Protection plan requirements.

Information on Fracking:
Fracking: Is It Safe For Utah

Utah Department of Natural Resources

What is Fracking?