The benefits of protecting forest land in water utility source waters include improved water quality, reduced risk of contamination, and possibly reduced treatment costs. Therefore, water utilities may be valuable partners in natural resources management programs directed at maintaining/improving water quality in source water streams, lakes or reservoirs. This presentation will discuss reaching out to water utilities for development of collaborative projects and programs that protect our streams, lakes and reservoirs.
Tune in and learn the answers to these questions:
• What benefits accrue to water utilities through protection of water quality in bodies of water used for public water supplies?
• What roadblocks prevent water utilities from implementing collaborative water quality protection projects?
• How are utilities currently collaborating with public and private-sector organizations for mutual benefit?