Wellhead Protection Program Documents

The following documents developed by the department has been formatted in Adobe Acrobat in pdf format for downloading.  To view the documents, you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader  (which is free).
South Dakota Wellhead Protection Guidelines
WHPA Success Stories in South Dakota
The purpose of this document is to provide information and guidance to communities on how to develop local wellhead protection programs. This document specifies the components necessary for a complete program, describes the steps to follow to develop the program, and reveals the process through which the local wellhead protection program can receive concurrence from the SD DENR that the local program is complete and adequate. Click here to view this document (2,630 KB). This document highlights six case studies where wellhead protection was successfully used by the public to protect their drinking water source. The cases involve protective measures for large and small industries (petroleum pipeline, service stations and industrial septic system drainfields) and activities protecting against agricultural chemicals and feedlot waste. Click here to view this document (1,403 KB).

For more information on SD Wellhead Protection Program, please contact Tom Brandner at (605) 773-3296.