The best way to protect
water quality is to avoid polluting the water in the first place.
When pollution reaches surface or underground waterways, it can have
many adverse effects, including impacts on drinking water sources.
Water resource management approaches vary from community to community
depending on various factors such as the source of water, size and
population of the community, needs of the population, and the water
supply system integrity. For example, water conservation may be a
very high priority in some locales, while other areas may enjoy an
abundance of source water. But in all cases, there is a need to
protect and manage water resources wisely. Some water resource
management entities have an opportunity to act as pollution
prevention role models for others.
LGEAN resources most
applicable to water resources management include:
Provides a summary of issues including MS4 and construction rules.
Also provides links to numerous useful websites and documents.
Provides a summary of issues relating to watershed
protection/restoration, which is accomplished through efforts at
various levels including EPA, state agencies, local agencies and
Deicing. Provides a summary of
issues covering storage, application of highway deicing chemicals
and alternatives. Provides links to best management practices.
Also covers airport/aircraft deicing.
Water. Provides a summary of regulatory issues and
links to numerous useful websites and documents.