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Copyright 2007-2008
Smith Group Consulting, LLC
4738 Moss Creek Ct., Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46237
317.788.8534
Smith Group has prepared Wellhead Protection Plans for water
systems of every size and can help your organization meet state
requirements to protect your community's drinking water.

Protecting Water Supplies
Effective March 28, 1997, Indiana Administrative Code established
a requirement for Wellhead Protection for all Community Public
Water Supply Systems (CPWSS) operating in the state. The Indiana
rule follows the U.S. EPA-approved state Wellhead Protection
Program. It establishes enforceable language in order that community
public water drinking supplies be protected from foreseeable
contamination.

There are two phases to Indiana's Wellhead Protection rule. Each
phase has seven steps and varying plan submittal deadlines,
depending upon the population served by the water system.

Phase I
Phase I of Indiana's Wellhead Protection rule required public water
systems to submit a written Wellhead Protection Program to the
Indiana Department of Environmental Management by the
following dates:

-March 28, 2000 (population served greater than 50,001)
-March 28, 2001 (population served from 3,301 to 50,000)
-March 28, 2002 (population served less than 3,301)

Phase II
Phase II of Indiana's Wellhead Protection rule requires public water
systems to submit a written Wellhead Protection Program update
to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management by no
later than:

-Five years following Phase I (population served greater than 50,001)
-Seven years following Phase I approval (population served from
3,301 to 50,000)
-Ten years following Phase I approval (population served less
than 3,301)