As a public water provider, Austin Utilities is required by the federal Safe Drinking Water Act to develop a plan to understand where their source water comes from and how vulnerable it may be to contamination, and also to identify potential sources of contamination based on geologic vulnerability and management strategies addressing potential contaminants. On the state level, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) administers the Source Water Protection also referred to as Wellhead Protection (WHP).

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