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Drinking Water: Protecting the Source

The Drinking Water: Protecting the Source instructional materials will assist teachers who seek to enhance the consciousness of their students about where their drinking water comes from and how sources of drinking water can be protected. The teaching materials are designed to supplement existing instruction in agriculture, food and natural resources courses.

The instructional materials are related to water characteristics and contaminants, water regulations, drainage, and reducing the flow of nutrients into groundwater and surface water

Lesson 1

Water in your community: Where does it come from? Where does it go?

Lesson 2

Water on and under the farm: Where does it come from and how is it used?

Lesson 3

What is the source of my drinking water? Source Water!

Lesson 4

What are the threats to water quality in agricultural areas?

Lesson 5

What is the relationship between soil and drinking water quality?

Lesson 6

Drinking water safety – Health concerns and testing

Lesson 7

Drinking Water Treatment

Lesson 8

Drinking Water Quality and Quantity Concerns On and Near the Farm

Lesson 9

Who Protects Source Water?

Lesson 10

How Does the Government Protect Public Water?

Lesson 11

Land Use Decision Makers and Their Roles in Drinking Water Protection

Lesson 12

From Field to Faucet: Introduction to Farm Conservation Practices

Lesson 13

From Field to Faucet: Farm Conservation Plans and Source Water Protection

Lesson 14

From Field to Faucet: Nutrient (N/P) Management and Source Water Protection

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Lesson 15

Water Protection in Rural Communities: Examples of Funding and technical Assistance

Lesson 16

Source Water Protection Downstream

Lesson 17

Source Water Protection in Agricultural Communities: The Watershed Management Approach

Lesson 18

Beyond the Watershed: Water Use and Conservation

Lesson 19

Climate Change Impacts on Agricultural Water Resources

Lesson 20

Stewardship and Reflection – Source Water Protection and My Community