In December 2014 the Office of Drinking Water (ODW) sponsored a workshop for water systems with forested land. This event gave participants tools to help them better understand and protect their watersheds, and of the regulatory framework that can affect a watershed. The workshop was a partnership between ODW, the departments of Natural Resources and Ecology, and the University of Washington's School of Public Health.
Telling the Watershed Protection Story
This 3 minute video shows the importance of source water protection for drinking water systems. It features Kathleen Cahall, Water Resources Manager for the City of Bremerton, and Office of Drinking Water staff. Bremerton owns the watershed that supplies its drinking water, so they have complete control over what activities take place in this pristine location. Bremerton and Seattle are the only unfiltered surface water systems in our state.
Video courtesy University of Washington's School of Public Health.
|Session||Presenter||Presentation||Handouts and Resources|
|Introduction||Office of Drinking Water||Watershed Protection Workshop (PDF)|
|Source Water Protection||Office of Drinking Water||Source Water Protection: An Overview (PDF)|
|Forest Practices Act||Department of Natural Resources||
Forest Practices Program (PDF)
Reviewer Notification Profile (PDF)
|Forest Practices and Water Quality||Department of Ecology||Best Management Practices Pertaining to Water Quality on Forested Land (PDF)
|Land Acquisition and Conservation Easements||Columbia Land Trust||Acquisition of Land & Conservation Easements (PDF)|
|Collaborative Management and Case Study||University of Washington's School of Public Health||Collaborative Management (PDF)|
|Panel Discussion||Cities of Bremerton, Aberdeen, and Hoquiam||
Multiple Barrier Approach to Publis Health Protection (PDF)
Aberdeen Watershed Cooperation Agreement (PDF)
Hoquiam Source of Supply (PDF)
|Case Study||Office of Drinking Water||Boistfort Valley Water (PDF)|