Please forward this water supply and treatment pdf screen to 209. With 189 member countries, staff from more 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries. The World Bank Group works in every major area of development.
We provide a wide array of financial products and technical assistance, and we help countries share and apply innovative knowledge and solutions to the challenges they face. We face big challenges to help the world’s poorest people and ensure that everyone sees benefits from economic growth. Data and research help us understand these challenges and set priorities, share knowledge of what works, and measure progress. HLPW delivered its two-year mandate and released their outcome package including an open letter, an outcome report and a video. Supporting client governments to achieve the water-related SDGs through innovative global knowledge and country-level support. Learn about the Bank’s support to developing countries in achieving universal access to water and sanitation and water security. Water availability and management impacts whether poor girls are educated, whether cities are healthy places to live, and whether growing industries or poor villages can withstand the impacts of floods or droughts.
The World Bank offers loans, grants, and technical assistance to governments to support expanding or improving water infrastructure, improving management practices and ensuring community engagement. The World Bank Group is the largest single investor in water projects globally. The GWSP supports client governments to achieve the water-related SDGs through innovative global knowledge and country-level support. The CIWA assists riparian governments in Sub-Saharan Africa in cooperative water resources management and development. The World Bank Group, All Rights Reserved. Most private water supplies rely on groundwater as the source for wells or springs. If you drink water from your own supply, it is your responsibility to maintain the condition of your well or spring on a regular basis and reduce or eliminate potential sources of pollution.
Private water supplies should always be tested before a home is purchased and whenever a new water supply is being developed. Annual testing for certain contaminants is also recommended. Testing results should guide your decisions on whether you need a water treatment system, and if so, what kind. Laws requiring a well test before a real estate transaction have been passed in several eastern New York communities. A septic system and a well must be separated to prevent dangerous contamination of the well. The septic system must also be properly maintained to prevent contaminants from leaching from the drainfield to the well recharge area. It is important to keep in mind that no individual water treatment device removes every contaminant from drinking water.
Depending on the severity of contamination, it may be necessary to replace your source of drinking water by developing an alternative water supply or purchasing bottled water. Please note there is overlap among sections, for example, many articles discuss the different types of wells or how to protect wells by preventing groundwater pollution. Protection of Wells, Groundwater, and Watersheds Information on protecting your well from contamination, and some general information on larger-scale watershed and aquifer protection. Information on natural gas well drilling as it relates to surface and groundwater. Also see the section below on closing an unused well. Well and Plumbing Components Also see the NYS regulations above. Wells and Emergencies – Floods, Fire, Power Failure, etc.
Public Water Supply from Municipalities and Small Businesses Also links to the NYS Dept. If you get water from a municipal water treatment plant, or a smaller water provider such as an apartment complex, you should receive an annual Consumer Confidence Report from the water provider. Homeowners and some renters on public water will also receive a water bill from the utility. If you are still unsure, go to the section on public water supplies below and search the EPA, NYSDOH, and AWWA directories for local water suppliers.
You can contact them to find out whether they provide your drinking water. How can I find my well? Sometimes there is a visible well cap in the yard. This is the above-ground access and protective cover over your well. It should extend at least six inches above the ground to keep contaminants out. Our factsheet on wells and other publications linked below have diagrams of several types of wells. Photos of oil and natural gas wells are provided on the NYS DEC website.