Tag: Clean Water Act

The Clean Water Act (CWA) is the primary federal law in the United States governing water pollution.

Reader Profile: Nathan Holloway

Reader Profile: Nathan Holloway

Stormwater mitigation approaches are a complex web of solutions. Nathan Holloway’s job is to help clients sort them out while balancing budgets and regulatory concerns. Holloway has developed training and outreach programs demonstrating which technologies perform best in different applications, “and appropriate means and methods for evaluating design, performance, and

Bacteria Violations

Bacteria Violations

Problems with the current fecal indicator bacteria (FIB) have led to the situation where some stormwater discharges are meeting water quality bacteria criteria at the discharge point, but are leading to instream violations of the criteria below the discharge point. New stormwater discharges are pushing reservoirs of bacteria from forested

Porous Pavers: Improving Water Quality

Porous Pavers: Improving Water Quality

Permeable pavement is taking center stage now as erosion control and stormwater green infrastructure projects aim to reduce runoff and improve water quality.

Stopping Nonpoint-Source Pollution
In Columbia, MO, the Public Works Department received a Clean Water Act 319 grant for stormwater improvements to reduce nonpoint-source pollution into the creeks and streams.

EPA to Hold Public Meetings in Idaho on Water-Quality Permitting Program

EPA to Hold Public Meetings in Idaho on Water-Quality Permitting Program

Seattle (September 7, 2017) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public comments on the State of Idaho’s application to assume the role of writing, administering and enforcing water quality discharge permits in the state. Until now, the job of writing wastewater and stormwater discharge permits, performing facility inspections

EPA to Hold Public Meetings in Idaho on Water-Quality Permitting Program

EPA to Hold Public Meetings in Idaho on Water-Quality Permitting Program

Seattle (September 7, 2017) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public comments on the State of Idaho’s application to assume the role of writing, administering and enforcing water quality discharge permits in the state. Until now, the job of writing wastewater and stormwater discharge permits, performing facility inspections

Seven Views of the Fate of the Clean Water Act

Seven Views of the Fate of the Clean Water Act

No matter what happens at the national level with funding or changing regulations, protections for clean water aren’t going away. That was the message (I’m tremendously oversimplifying, but I’ll try to elaborate below) from some of the country’s top experts on water quality as they looked at the current regulatory

Solutions for Healthy Soil

Solutions for Healthy Soil

It’s an entertaining and yet shocking pastime to read vintage advertisements. Today, we shake our heads in amazement at bygone celebrities who extol the relaxing and “digestive benefits” promised by smoking a particular brand of cigarette, at manufacturers who quaintly promote a children’s “lead party” with their paint icons, and

US EPA and California Approve Permit for Point Loma Wastewater Facility

US EPA and California Approve Permit for Point Loma Wastewater Facility

Advanced treatment will reduce discharges to ocean, provide sustainable water source

The US Environmental Protection Agency and the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board finalized a City of San Diego wastewater discharge permit to protect ocean water quality and increase water reuse. The Clean Water Act National Pollutant Discharge Elimination

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