Water: Wastewater Programs
Wastewater management encompasses a broad range of efforts that promote effective and responsible water use, treatment, and disposal and encourage the protection and restoration of our nation's watersheds. EPA's Office of Wastewater Management oversees the regulatory and voluntary programs that help manage our nation's wastewater.
Under the Clean Water Act, EPA works in partnership with EPA Regions, states, local governments, tribes, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations to regulate discharges into surface waters. Other EPA initiatives include green infrastructure, energy management, effective municipal capital finance mechanisms, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure sustainability, and water efficiency.