Dec 28, 2009

EPA Launches TMDLs at Work Website

New website provides stories about benefits of developing pollution reduction budgets

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a new website that provides a collection of stories to inform and educate stakeholders about the benefits of developing pollution reduction budgets, or total maximum daily loads (TMDLs), to protect and restore water quality. The site provides fact sheets that are representative of TMDLs prepared by states around the country.

The fact sheets illustrate how stakeholders can get involved in identifying and cleaning up polluted waters that do not meet their states' water quality standards. The fact sheets also give real-life examples of benefits the EPA says citizens can enjoy from a cleaned up water body, including enhancements to recreation or better quality drinking water supplies.