The goal of the West Virginia Bureau of Public Health (WVBPH) source water assessment and protection
(SWAP) program is to prevent degradation of source waters which may preclude present and future uses of
drinking water supplies to provide safe water in sufficient quantity to users. The most efficient way to
accomplish this goal is to encourage and oversee source water protection on a local level. Many aspects of source water protection may be best addressed by engaging local stakeholders.
The Hammond Public Service District, the City of Chester and Follansbee-Hooverson Heights each have such a plan in place.