Drinking Water Protection Committees

Drinking Water Protection Committees are groups of individuals that are dedicated to protecting their drinking water source from contamination.  Committees are usually formed on a parish or watershed basis.  Participants often include citizens, business leaders, teachers, local government officials, farmers, and water system operators.  Everyone is welcome to participate. 

You can form a Drinking Water Protection Committee in your own community.  For more information or assistance, please contact DEQ's Drinking Water Protection Team at 225-219-3510.

Here are some links to helpful information especially for committee members and drinking water protection participants.

  • Training Manual - Use the training manual for all the basic information you need to understand the Drinking Water Protection Program, your source of drinking water, and how you can begin efforts to protect it.  The training manual has three main projects for drinking water protection, handouts and fact sheets, a glossary, and contact list.
  • Project Ideas and Instructions - Do you need some project ideas? Use this link to find information on different projects that you can do to help protect the drinking water in your community. 



Drinking Water Protection Committee meeting in Lafayette Parish

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality 602 N. Fifth Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802
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