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EPA's new app: How's My Waterway?

Published On: 10/31/2012

EPA releases application "How's My Waterway" that provides citizens with information on their local waterways.

EPA databases are required by the Clean Water Act to track water quality and restoration efforts for lakes and streams across the U.S. These databases include condition of local streams and lakes, pollutants, the origins of pollutants, and progress on fixing the pollution problems. Now this database information is available to the public through a new application, “How’s My Waterway”. The status of your favorite local trout stream is accessible by entering a zip code or water body name or using your smart phone at the water’s edge using GPS capabilities.

Color-coded maps show the status of the water bodies with details on pollutant type and restoration progress written in non-technical language. Additional information is available with the maps on pollutant origin, human and environmental risk, and public involvement.

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