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Oregon Drinking Water Protection Program

Oregon implements drinking water protection through a partnership of DEQ and the Oregon Health Authority. The program provides information about drinking water, helps Oregonians get involved in protecting drinking water quality.

DEQ and OHA encourage community-based protection and preventive management strategies to minimize risks to public drinking water resources from future contamination. For help in developing and implementing drinking water protection strategies, please refer to the contacts and resources page.

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Drinking Water Source Protection

Statewide/Regional Projects Evaluating Risks

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Mt. Jefferson Lake in the Clackamas Drinking Water Source Area
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For more information about DEQ's Drinking Water Protection Program please see the Staff Contacts and Resources.

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Headquarters: 811 SW Sixth Ave., Portland, OR 97204-1390
Phone: 503-229-5696 or toll free in Oregon 1-800-452-4011
Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900  FAX: 503-229-6124

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is a regulatory agency authorized to protect Oregon's environment by
the State of Oregon and the Environmental Protection Agency.

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