Who We Are

Potomac River Basin Drinking Water Source Protection Partnership

The founding members of the Partnership include water utilities serving nearly 5 million residents of the Potomac basin as well as agencies representing Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. EPA. The effort to form the Partnership began after the completion of source water assessments for the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, when the water suppliers who share the Potomac River as their source met with state and federal representatives to share their results and discuss next steps. After a series of meetings, the concept of the Potomac Drinking Water Source Protection Partnership evolved from the shared vision of all the stakeholders to protect drinking water in the basin.

Members
The following water suppliers (including local jurisdictions that operate drinking water treatment facilities) and government agencies have formally joined the Partnership by signing a resolution:

Water Suppliers
Berkeley County Public Service Water District, West Virginia
City of Frederick, Maryland
City of Hagerstown, Maryland
DC Water
City of Rockville, Maryland
Fairfax Water
Frederick County, Maryland
Loudoun Water
Town of Leesburg, Virginia
Town of Shepherdstown, West Virginia
Washington Aqueduct Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Washington County, Maryland
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC)

Government Agencies
District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE)
Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB)
Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE)
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP)
United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3 (EPA Region 3)
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VADEQ)
Virginia Department of Health (VDH)
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WV DHHR)
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WV DEP)

In addition, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments actively participates with the Partnership.

Become a Member
The Partnership encourages all water utilities to join and help protect the sources of drinking water. Here are some of the Advantages of Membership.

The Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin serves as the Partnership’s coordinator. For more¬†information, contact Jim Palmer.