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EPA Regions
  • EPA Region 09: Animal Waste Management - Describes the pollution problems associated with animal feeding operation and improper animal waste management and provides information about the efforts of EPA Region 9 and its state partners to prevent this pollution.

EPA's Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (OGWDW)
  • Drinking Water Academy - The Drinking Water Academy provides classroom and Web-based training, as well as a resource for training materials pertaining to Safe Drinking Water Act implementation.
  • Drinking Water Glossary - Designed to help consumers understand drinking water-related terms by definitions that are not intended to be complete or to have legal force. This link goes directly to the definition of Cryptosporidium.
  • Drinking Water State Revolving Fund - This program makes funds available to drinking water systems to finance infrastructure improvements and emphasizes providing funds to small and disadvantaged communities and programs that encourage pollution prevention as a tool for ensuring safe drinking water.
  • Links to Partners - Links to state and partner organizations that focus on drinking water.
  • OGWDW - Oversees implementation of the Safe Drinking Water Act to ensure safe drinking water and protect ground water.
  • Private Drinking Water Wells - Provides information on the steps households with private wells can take to protect and maintain their drinking water supply.
  • Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments - Links to specific interests of the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments such as basic information, laws and statutes, regulations and guidance, and 30th anniversary information.
  • Safe Drinking Water Hotline - This hotline provides the general public, regulators, medical and water professionals, academia, and media, with information about drinking water and ground water programs authorized under the Safe Drinking Water Act.
  • Tribal Programs - Provides information for tribal public water suppliers, tribal drinking water needs, funding opportunities, regional information and contacts and other tribal links including Tribal PWSS and Underground Injection Control.
  • Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program - The UIC Program oversees underground injection of waste in order to prevent contamination of drinking water resources. This Web site gives an overview of the UIC program.

EPA's Office of Water (OW)

Non-Water EPA Programs

Other EPA Program Office Documents
  • EPA Region 08: Implementation Proposal [BROKEN]- This public notice reviews the April 5, 2000 regulations that prohibit the construction and operation of new motor vehicle waste disposal systems. EPA Region 8 is proposing to phase out the operation of these disposal systems on a state and Indian Country-wide basis.
  • EPA Region 09: Ground Water Newsletter [BROKEN]- Notes from Underground is a newsletter published by EPA Region 9 to supply information about source water protection, Underground Injection Control (UIC), and related compliance and public water supply issues.
  • EPA's OGWDW: Drinking Water from Household Wells - This 24-page pamphlet provides homeowners with wells with information about threats to their drinking water, potential health hazards, and places to contact for help. January 2002 (EPA 816-K-02-003)
  • EPA's OGWDW: Local Drinking Water Information - Provides links to consumer confidence reports published by local drinking water systems as well as additional information about drinking water quality that is available from EPA's database.

Sole Source Aquifer (SSA)
  • Sole Source Aquifer (SSA) - SSA designations are one tool to protect drinking water supplies in areas with few or no alternative sources to ground water.

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