So, is it
Industry and Sewage
Some Larger Livestock
Operations with Pipes
Who is in charge of restoring our waterways?
The Clean Water Act was enacted in 1972
How does it work?
to control pollution entering our nation’s waterways,
making them fishable and swimable.
from pipes requires
permits and plans:
Pollution coming off the land,
however, is not covered under
the Clean Water Act, leaving
regulation up to the states:
Permits for pollution from pipes
(also called point-source pollution)
are not always written strictly enough,
followed, monitored, or enforced.
EPA: Increase Enforcement!
Pollution running off the land
(also called non-point-source pollution)
is not consistently monitored or
regulated by the states.
States: Reduce this Pollution!