Clean Water Act

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Table of Contents
Table of Contents…………………………………………………………………………..Page 1
Abstract…………………………………...……………………………………………………...2

History of the Clean Water Act..……………………………………………………...…………3
The Purpose and Intent of the Clean Water Act……………………….…......………………….5
Summary of the Clean Water Act...........................................................................................…. .5
How the Clean Water Act affects Businesses………………………………………..…………..6
Conclusion…………………………………………………………………...…………………..10
References……………………………………………………………………………………….11

Appendix
Case Study …………………………………………………………………………...………..7

Abstract

This paper was written with the attempt to educate the reader on the inception and brief history of “clean
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Changes in 1987 phased out the construction grants program, replacing it with the State Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund, more commonly known as the Clean Water State Revolving Fund. This new funding strategy addressed water quality needs by building on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) state partnerships” (United States Environmental Protection Agency, 2012).

The Purpose and Intent of the Clean Water Act
The Clean Water Act embodied a new federal-state partnership. The Federal Government, through the EPA, established guidelines, objectives and limits. The Federal Government provided technical and financial assistance, most notably matching grants to local governments to build systems to treat wastewater and storm water. The states carry out the law with their own monitoring, assistance and enforcement programs. Expanding and upgrading ambient water quality standards, keeping technology-based effluent standards current with evolving science and changing economic considerations, designing control programs to deal effectively with nonpoint sources, protecting wetlands, implementing a nondegradation policy, incentivizing management strategies, balancing federal and state concerns on the enforcement front, and finding the resources in a tight economy to make the investments necessary to reach the next level of achievement in

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