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Insights into “Waters of the U.S.” Guidance from EPA’s Office of Water

Acting Assistant Administrator for the EPA’s Office of Water, Nancy Stoner, recently posted a blog on Waters of the U.S.  In the blog, Ms. Stoner discusses her experience growing up near the water and EPA’s work to protect the nation’s waters by proposing a draft guidance that identifies waters protected by the Clean Water Act.  Among other points in the blog, the Ms. Stoner notes the following:  “More than 117 million Americans get some or all of their drinking water from waters that are not clearly protected right now. Every dollar spent on source water protection saves about $27 in water treatment costs.”

To read the blog HERE.

For information on the draft guidance: http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/guidance/wetlands/CWAwaters.cfm.