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EPA’s map on water quality

US: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the US has released a National Clean Water Act Trends Map on the Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) web site. The map is designed to help the public, compare water quality trends over the last two years. It expands the 2008 Annual Noncompliance Report Map, adding maps for the 2009 Annual Noncompliance Report as well as the 2008 and 2009 CWA NPDES Majors Reports.

The web-based, interactive map includes “state dashboards” that provide detailed information for each state, including information on facilities that are violating the Clean Water Act and the actions states are taking to enforce the law and protect people’s health.

The state dashboards incorporate data for both large and small sources of water pollution, along with the latest information from EPA’s Noncompliance Reports. The public can examine and compare information on the inspections conducted by both EPA and the state in their region, violations and enforcement actions in their communities over the past two years and the penalties levied in response to violations.

Source: EPA