However, the interaction between these laws and regulations can be complex. The best source of information about requirements for Georgia discharges is the Georgia Rules and Regulations for Water Quality, enacted by the state DNR. Click here to learn how to find these laws.
Where the CWA Fails
With the passage of the Clean Water Act, the United States government finally appeared to be taking a proactive stance on water pollution. Enacted in order “to restore and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the Nation’s waters,” the Clean Water Act appeared to be the solution to water pollution problems. Unfortunately, almost three decades after its passage, water pollution continues to be a significant problem in this country. While the government and industry may not have fulfilled their end of the bargain in cleaning up our waters, the Clean Water Act has given citizens the tools to achieve that goal through programs such as the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System program.
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