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Division of Water

Division of Water
Source Water Protection Assistance Program

The Source Water Protection Assistance Program is designed to help communities pay for source water protection projects that will help prevent drinking water contamination. These funds, not to exceed $60,000 per project, are only available to public water systems (PWSs) or the entities they serve (e.g. towns, cities, counties, schools).

Some examples of possible projects include, but are not limited to, capping unused or abandoned water wells, installing best management practices, or implementing management strategies previously identified in a wellhead or source water protection plan.

The goal of the program is to make money available for projects that can be completed in a relatively short period of time. Funding recipients will have roughly one year following contract submittal to complete projects.

Assistance Program Process:

January 1 - Funding Open Call

March 1 - Applications Due

May 1 - Applicants Notified of Selected Projects

Projects selected for SWPAP funding will be required to have a contract with Kentucky Division of Water and submit quarterly reports, reimbursement forms, and a final report. 


 Program Documents

Source Water Protection Assistance Program Guidelines.pdfSource Water Protection Assistance Program Guidelines
Source Water Protection Assistance Program Application.docxSource Water Protection Assistance Program Application



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