Continued Strengthening of the Clean Water Act Reflects the Public's Concern for Clean Water

January 1996
Riparian Forest Buffers: Function & Design for Protection & Enha;1996, p7
The article focuses on the amendments in the Water Pollution Control Act of 1948 or the Clean Water Act of the U.S. It mentions that continued changes in the act reflect upon governmental and public concerns over the quality of water resources. It discusses various provisions of the act which include enforcement of water quality standards, licensing for effluents discharge, and funding of sewage treatment plant installations. The need to remove nonpoint source water pollutants is also discussed.


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