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What Are the Main Objectives of WHP Studies?

  • Initiate and implement a Wellhead Protection Program (WHPP)
  • Conduct outreach programs (public information centres) to educate the public and obtain feedback
  • Define the Wellhead Protection Area (WHPA) surrounding each municipal well
  • Identify potential contaminant sources within the Wellhead Protection Areas
  • Implement management practices to protect the sources of groundwater supply from contamination
  • Plan for the future (develop contingency plans, monitoring programs and plan for alternative municipal water supplies)