New Source Protection Plans

The RWAU Sourcewater Technician helps systems that need to develop a brand new Source Protection plan on a new source. For the creation of a new Source Protection Plan, the RWAU Sourcewater Technician works with water systems to:

  • Facilitate and mediate planning meetings between various cross-jurisdictional entities
  • 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
  • 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

This is a free service, but due to the large nature of these projects, the RWAU technician can complete only a limited amount of new source protection plans each year. If you have a new source that needs a plan, please use the link below to email your request as early as possible. 

Request assistance coordinating a new source protection plan

Source protection plan updates

The deadline for submitting plan updates can be found in the chart below.  The RWAU Source Protection Technician can provide onsite training to help teach you how to complete your source protection plan updates. This training can be at your system or online and typically lasts about 1 hour. If you would like to schedule a free training with the RWAU Source Water Technician to take advantage of this training, please email her a request using the link below. 

System Population Springs Wells Surface Water
>10,000 December 31, 2020 December 31, 2025
3,300-10,000 December 31, 2021 December 31, 2020
<3,300 December 31, 2022 December 31, 2021
All Populations December 31, 2023

Request a free plan update training 

Protecting our water resources
RWAU presents Source Protection Demonstrations at water fairs and schools throughout the state - especially 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, as well as what can be done to help protect water sources.

Use the link below to request a visit from the RWAU Sourcewater Technician to present Source Protection at your Water Fair or Event! (And it's free!)

Request a source protection demonstration

Submit a thank you letter
Did the RWAU Source Water Technician help you out or do a great job? Say thanks by submitting a letter for us to take back to Washington DC and let them know this program is important! Use the button to submit your thank you note today (and thanks for your support!)

Submit a thank you letter

Public educational resources

Water Pollution (YouTube Video)

The Ripple Effect (YouTube Video)

EPA Source Water Protection


DDW Source Protection Program

Fracking: Is It Safe For Utah

Utah Department of Natural Resources