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Water Supplier Perspective: Source Water Management and Protection by Tony Fernandes

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Multi-Barrier Approach
Source Water Management and Protection
Optimized Water Treatment
Distribution System Management
Water Quality Monitoring

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Water Supplier Perspective: Source Water Management and Protection by Tony Fernandes

  1. 1. Water Supplier Perspective Source Water Management and Protection Presented by Tony Fernandes at the Delaware River Watershed Forum October 28, 2013, Philadelphia, PA
  2. 2. Aqua Pennsylvania’s Source Water Protection Program  Watersheds  Concerns  Activities  Effectiveness  Summary
  3. 3. Aqua America Operating Locations • • • • • • *************** Second largest US-based publicly traded water utility $3.5 Billion in Assets Revenues of $760 Million Approx. 970,000 customers (3 Million people served) Approx. 13,000 miles of main 23 surface water sources currently being used for water supply Current operations
  4. 4. Aqua America Surface Water Sources *************** PA OH IL VA Total 13 7 2 1 23 13 2 7 1 4 States with Surface Water Sources
  5. 5. Aqua Pennsylvania’s Source Water Protection Program  Multi-Barrier     Approach Source Water Management and Protection Optimized Water Treatment Distribution System Management Water Quality Monitoring
  6. 6. Aqua Pennsylvania’s Source Water Protection Program  Watersheds
  7. 7. Aqua Pennsylvania’s Source Water Protection Program  Watersheds  Concerns  Sediment
  8. 8. Aqua Pennsylvania’s Source Water Protection Program  Watersheds  Concerns    Sediment Phosphorous Taste & Odor Compounds
  9. 9. Aqua Pennsylvania’s Source Water Protection Program  Watersheds  Concerns     Sediment Phosphorous Taste & Odor Compounds Pathogens
  10. 10. Aqua Pennsylvania’s Source Water Protection Program  Watersheds  Concerns      Sediment Phosphorous Taste & Odor Compounds Pathogens Other (Fuel, Synthetic Chemicals)
  11. 11. Aqua Pennsylvania’s Source Water Protection Program  Watersheds  Concerns  Activities
  12. 12. Aqua Pennsylvania’s Source Water Protection Program Source Water Protection Activities  Reactive  Proactive
  13. 13. Aqua Pennsylvania’s Source Water Protection Program Reactive Source Water Protection  Spills or discharges  Suspicious activity  Rain events  T & O complaints
  14. 14. Aqua Pennsylvania’s Source Water Protection Program Proactive Source Water Protection  Developer plan review  Geese control
  15. 15. Aqua Pennsylvania’s Source Water Protection Program Proactive Source Water Protection  Developer plan review  Geese control  Water quality monitoring  Buffer management  Streambank repair
  16. 16. Aqua Pennsylvania’s Source Water Protection Program Proactive Source Water Protection  Developer plan review  Geese control  Water quality monitoring  Buffer management  Streambank repair  Partnership development
  17. 17. Aqua Pennsylvania’s Source Water Protection Program  Watersheds  Concerns  Activities  Effectiveness
  18. 18. Aqua Pennsylvania’s Source Water Protection Program Summary  Watersheds  Concerns  Activities  Effectiveness
  19. 19. Aqua Pennsylvania’s Source Water Protection Program The End

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