SWP Links

If you're interested in Source Water Protection, there are lots of informational resources below.

National and Regional source water protection

EPA's “How’s my Waterway” tool is linked to several public databases for information about your drinking water, aquatic life, swimming, eating fish etc.  https://mywaterway.epa.gov/

Southwestern Pennsylvania Water Center https://spcwater.org/

Southwest PA Three Rivers-University of Pennsylvania https://watercenter.sas.upenn.edu/research/projects/

Ohio River Basin Alliance-2020 Strategic Plan http://www.orsanco.org/ohio-river-basin-alliance-orba/

Source Water Collaborative https://sourcewatercollaborative.org/

River Network’s Drinking Water Guide https://www.rivernetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/drinking_water_guide.pdf

Water Quality Data

MAWC contracts with Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) to sample both tributary and reservoir sites at the Beaver Run reservoir. Sample results can be accessed at https://lambic.nsm.iup.edu/BeaverRun/index.php/Beaver_Run_Project

MAWC samples the main tributaries of the Youghiogheny River in our Youghiogheny source water protection area. We post the results on Three Rivers Quest mapswhich include Youghiogheny Tributary monitoring water quality data https://3riversquest.wvu.edu/data/3rq-maps

USGS collects continuous water quality data from several gauges within the Youghiogheny watershed. USGS dashboard can be assessed at https://dashboard.waterdata.usgs.gov/app/nwd/?region=lower48

Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection's (PADEP) Clean Water Program provides water quality data on the state's streams at https://www.dep.pa.gov/Business/Water/CleanWater/WaterQuality/Pages/default.aspx

Potential Sources of Contamination

PADEP's oil and gas reports provide reports on production, waste, and compliance for the oil and gas operators in Pennsylvania. https://www.dep.pa.gov/DataandTools/Reports/Oil%20and%20Gas%20Reports/Pages/default.aspx

PADEP's eMAP of regulated facilities. This mapping service draws from Pennsylvania Department of Environmental protection data to determine what facilities may be located near you. You can find information about water treatment facilities, wastewater facilities and discharge points, oil and gas locations, landfills, etc. https://www.depgis.state.pa.us/emappa/

EPA's DWMaps. This mapping service draws from federal data to determine what facilities may be located near you. You can use it to find local water treatment plants, regulated facilities and source water collaboratives in your area. https://geopub.epa.gov/DWWidgetApp/

Use EPA’s Effluent Limits Exceedances Search to learn more about potential exceedances of regulatory standards for wastewater discharged to surface waters. https://echo.epa.gov/trends/loading-tool/effluent-exceedances-search

EPA underground storage tank web tool. https://www.epa.gov/ust/ust-finder  

PADEP’s oil and gas mapping website to see the locations of both conventional and unconventional natural gas wells throughout the state. https://www.depgis.state.pa.us/PaOilAndGasMapping/OilGasWellsStrayGasMap.html

MAWC's drilling-related data can be found here: https://www.mawc.org/marcellus-shale-reports 

Land Use Management

Keystone 10 Million TreesPartnership. This organization's goal is to plant 10 million trees in Pennsylvania to help promote watershed health. http://www.tenmilliontrees.org/

Conservation Opportunity Area Tool. This tool can be used by land-use planners to determine the location of critical habitat areas, endangered species, and wetlands in your project area. https://wildlifeactionmap.pa.gov/

Pennsylvania Lake management society http://www.palakes.org/

Emergency Response

EPADrinking Water Security resources https://www3.epa.gov/region1/eco/drinkwater/dw-security.html

Data on spills are sometimes reported through the National Response Center which provides public data on spills assessed at https://nrc.uscg.mil/

PADEPEmergency preparedness for the water and wastewater sector https://www.dep.pa.gov/Business/Water/BureauSafeDrinkingWater/EmergencyPreparedness/Pages/default.aspx