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Importance of Water to the U.S. Economy

  • Learn about EPA's study on the importance of water to the U.S. economy.
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Climate Change and Water

EPA's strategy addresses climate change impacts on water resources and EPA's water programs

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Mobile App for Your Waterway

Learn the condition of local streams, lakes and other waters anywhere in the US. See if your local waterway was checked for pollution, what was found, and what is being done.

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  • Check your local waterway

Nutrient Pollution

Nutrient pollution is a widespread, costly and challenging environmental problem, and is caused by excess nitrogen and phosphorus in the air and water

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Green Infrastructure

  • Read about Managing Wet Weather with Green infrastructure

EPA Water News

  • EPA and four Yakima Valley dairies reach agreement to reduce nitrate in local groundwater
  • Hovnanian Enterprises and PulteGroup, Inc. Settle Clean Water Act Violations in Virginia and Maryland
  • EPA Encourages the Public to Comment on Proposed Cleanup Plan for the Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. Superfund Site in Saratoga Springs, New York; Public Meeting on March 7, 2013 at Saratoga Spa State Park
  • Uxbridge, Mass. Wastewater Treatment Plant Recognized for Excellence
  • Fair Haven, Vermont Wastewater Treatment Superintendent Recognized for Outstanding Service
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Drinking Water Quick Finder
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Wastewater Management Quick Finder
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Regional Information

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  • Adopt Your Watershed
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