Lake Lanier Regional Source Water Assessment Plan (SWAP): using information technologies for QA/QC and creating tools for planning
Ruhlman, Melanie B.
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The Lake Lanier Regional Source Water Assessment Plan (SWAP) was developed with the overall goal of identifying potential risks to the integrity of surface drinking water sources in the Basin. Point and nonpoint potential contaminant sources were identified and assessed for thirteen existing and new municipal drinking water intakes. The majority of intakes received a low score for point source susceptibility and medium score for nonpoint source susceptibility. Methodologies were developed maximizing information technology capabilities. A systematic field survey was conducted to verify and accurately map contaminant source locations. An automated susceptibility analysis was created that can be easily updated by utility managers. Interactive watershed maps were also developed to track project progress and for use in longrange source water protection planning.