The most direct oversight of environmental systems is conducted by state drinking water and wastewater programs. States can apply to US EPA for primacy, the authority to implement the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and Clean Water Act (CWA) within their jurisdictions if they will adopt standards at least as or more stringent then US EPA’s. For specific state requirements, applications, permits, and forms – you should refer to your state primacy agency. US EPA makes available a numbers of tools and resources that may be helpful to your community education initiative.
VisitÂ www.epa.govÂ for additional information.