Water

What is the Clean Water Act

The clean water act is also known as “The Federal Water Pollution Control Act”. This act came into picture because rivers and lakes were getting polluted and were drying up. The main aim of this act is to provide clean and pollution free water for drinking, swimming and fishing purpose.
Though nearly 75% of the water tested is clean but a lot has to be done to over come this problem.

This act also provides various steps and financial assistances that helps to find causes of pollution and ways to keep the area clean. Many industries are given knowledge of how to dispose sewage water and help is provided to have waste water treatment. The state agencies are required to check if substances and chemicals do not get into the waterways and the water doesn’t cross the TMDL’s ( Total Maximum Daily Loads) given in the Clean Water Act. The Environmental Protection Agency( EPA) helps those states who do not have the resources that are needed to monitor and perform the necessary tests. Generally the EPA doesn’t have the required resources to perform the tests therefore this doesn’t come into picture.

The Clean Water Act was launched on October 1997 and since then its aim was to provide the necessary funds for procedures. The CWA (Clean Water Act) has made it strict that no discharge of pollutants would be in the water. It has also been strict with the municipal cooperation that all individuals homes and industries should not have their septic tank and sewage openings in any of the waterways that directly lead into the ground.

Therefore ever since this act has come into picture it has made a major difference in the environment to a large extent there is clean water for fishing and swimming purpose.

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