The second phase in developing or updating a SWPP is to include a potential contaminant source inventory. The PCSI will focus on areas or facilities that are located within the protection areas of Wright-Patt AFB’s drinking water wells. Potential sources of contaminants are research and development facilities, petroleum storage tanks, and facilities that contain chemicals for the use of cleaning and grounds up-keep.
Once the SWPP is updated, it will be a more useful tool for preventing, detecting, and responding to ground water contamination within a protection area. The plan will also identify further recommendations to address potential contaminant sources identified in the PCSI. The plan focuses on prevention efforts – it is easier to prevent contamination than clean up contamination.
For additional information on the Source Water Protection Plan update, contact 88 CEG Environmental Water Quality Program Support Catherine Bartell at 937-257-3176 or at Catherine.firstname.lastname@example.org.