In other business, the coalition:
- heard that new regulations for the monitoring of total coliform in public water systems took effect on April 1.
- learned that the Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection is committed to requiring that recharge areas for public water systems be included in DEP permit reviews. The proposal originated with the Triple Divide Watershed Coalition and gained statewide support.
- reported that John McLaughlin, Jim Clark, Paul Heimel and Jason Childs are working on a grant application to be submitted to the Healthy Watershed Consortium. Funds would be used to contract with a watershed coordinator, update each public water system’s sourcewater plans, and establish forested riparian buffers along the Susquehanna River drainage basin.
- set the next coalition meeting for May 11.