Drinking Water Resources
The Office of Environmental Services (OES) is responsible for reviewing and providing oversight for projects with impacts to drinking water resources. Drinking water resources refers to residential wells, public water systems (from ground water and surface water sources), drinking water source protection areas and sole source aquifers.
The primary responsibility for identification of these resources and associated coordination lies with the District with oversight by OES. OES also monitors new rule making and legislation pertaining to drinking water resources, provides assistance to Districts for public water systems coordination, and provides assistance to Districts and consultants regarding these issues.