Why is protection important?

Cleaning up groundwater, once it becomes contaminated, is not the answer to protecting our drinking water quality, because cleanup is rarely successful and is always very costly. On average, it is 27 times more costly to clean up contamination than it is to prevent it. Preventing groundwater contamination is the key to maintaining our health and ensuring the County remains a desirable place to live and work.

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1. Why is protection important?
2. Is my business in a Wellhead Protection Area (WHPA)?
3. Do I need a Wellhead Protection Permit to operate my business?
4. What are the risks of non-compliance?
5. Where can I get more information?
6. How can I obtain a Wellhead Protection (WHP) permit?