Category Archives: Clean Water Act

Recreational Water Quality Criteria | Recreation | US EPA

Recreational Water Quality Criteria | Recreation | US EPA.

2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria

EPA has released its final 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria. The Agency’s new criteria reflect the latest scientific knowledge, public comments, and external peer review. They are designed to protect the public from exposure to harmful levels of pathogens while participating in water-contact activities such as swimming, wading, and surfing in all waters designated for such recreational uses.

What to do about our unquenchable thirst for water |

What to do about our unquenchable thirst for water |

Robert Glennon, author of Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What To Do About It, is the Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy in the Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. Glennon visited MSU for a distinguished lecture series on water.

Common Cup Countdown | safedrinkingwaterdotcom

Common Cup Countdown | safedrinkingwaterdotcom.

Common Cup Countdown



Samuel J. Crumbine


October 24, 2012:  Common Cup Countdown-6 days to the 100th anniversary of 1st U.S. drinking water regulation–excerpt from Kansas history.

“Homes. schools, trains, and public buildings all provided common drinking cups as had been the tradition for centuries in Europe and America. This custom especially aroused Dr. Crumbine’s ire [Samuel J. Crumbine was a public health advocate and member of the Kansas State Board of Health].

Clean Water Act marks 40th anniversary – Minnesota Pollution Control Agency


Clean Water Act marks 40th anniversary11-1077a1963 oil on minnesota riverrope-swing-smallImages from the pastA collection of photos showing how far we’ve come — and how the CWA is still relevant.The nation’s law for protecting our most irreplaceable resource has been especially valuable to water-rich Minnesota. And it continues to serve us well. Every person deserves clean water—it is vital for Minnesota’s health, communities, environment, and economy.

via Clean Water Act marks 40th anniversary – Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

An Expert Look at the CWA by: Amanda Waters Government Affairs Counsel for the Water Environment Federation

Posted August 15, 2012

This week I had the pleasure to serve on a panel of distinguished Clean Water Act experts at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Clean Water Administrators (ACWA) to discuss “The CWA’s Next 40 Years: Achieving the Statute’s Goals — and Results for All Americans.” The discussion was moderated by Ron Poltak, Co-Chair, ACWA Funding Task Force & Executive Director, New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission. My co-panelists were LaJuana Wilcher, Partner, English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, G. Tracy Mehan, Principal, Drinking Water & Water Quality Group, Cadmus Group, Inc., and Ken Kirk, Executive Director, National Association of Clean Water Agencies.