chapter  17
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Groundwater Source Protection and Watershed Preservation

Among the nonpoint source projects eligible for funding under the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) are watershed protection projects. For example, this is how the State of Illinois describes its program: “The program includes providing funding to these groups to implement projects that utilize cost-effective best management practices (BMPs) on a watershed scale. Projects may include structural BMPs such as detention basins and filter strips, nonstructural BMPs such as construction erosion control ordinances and setback zones to protect community water supply wells. Technical assistance and information/education programs are also eligible.”