JACKSON, Wyo. (Part 2 in a series of articles) — Last time we talked about how Source Water Assessments (SWAs) can help protect Teton County’s Public Water Systems (PWSs). SWAs are studies or reports that generate information about potential contaminant sources and the potential for drinking water systems to be impacted by these sources. Although SWAs generate information about potential contaminant sources, PWSs should have a Source Water Protection Plan (SWPP) to minimize the impacts of the contaminant sources.
Many Teton County residents receive their drinking water from a private well. Private well owners are responsible for the safety of their own water.