Forty years ago, in the midst of a national concern about untreated sewage, industrial and toxic discharges, destruction of wetlands, and contaminated runoff, the principal law to protect the country’s waters was passed. Arguably, no environmental legislation has had as much of an influence on our daily lives and health. Thanks to the Clean Water Act, huge strides have been made to protect our health and the health of the environment.
Learn more about the Clean Water Act here.
What You Can Do:
There are a number of ways to help protect your local waterways and manage your water supply. Read about actions you can take to protect water at home and in your community.
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