Source Water Protection

Committee Overview
In November of 2007, a Source Water Protection Committee was created by the Mayor to take active steps to protect water quality in Ledyard and to create a source water protection plan. Under the guidance of Marc Cohen, a Source Water Protection Specialist from Atlantic States Rural Water and Wastewater Association (ASRWWA), the committee hopes to have a plan completed within the year.

Final Plan
The Source Water Protection Plan (PDF) was finalized in February 2009. Note: it is a large PDF file and may take some time to download.

Source Water Committee Members
  • George Calkins, Senior Sanitarian, Ledge Light Health District
  • Kristin Havrilla Clarke, Assistant to the Planner, Town of Ledyard
  • Marc Cohen, SW Protection Specialist, Atlantic States Rural Water Association
  • R. Scott Duffus, Zoning Official, Town of Ledyard
  • John R. Gardner, Water Operations Supervisor, Ledyard WPCA
  • Peter Gardner, Licensed Surveyor and Developer
  • Steve Masalin, Director of Public Works, Town of Ledyard
  • Dave Schroeder, Conservation Commission, Town of Ledyard
  • Steve Steadman, Director, Ledyard WPCA

What is Source Water?
The EPA defines source water as “untreated water from streams, rivers, lakes or underground aquifers that is used to provide public drinking water, as well to supply private wells used for human consumption.”

A Source Water Assessment Plan
The Source Water Assessment Plan will identify critical areas for local pollution prevention efforts, protection and determine how to approach them. The goal of the project is to develop a plan that:
  • Examines existing regulatory framework and infrastructure to determine where there are gaps in the existing system
  • Recommends updates for existing regulations
  • Projects where future infrastructure installments will be made
  • Produces a map outlining existing affected areas