The Clean Water Act

Course Description: The Clean Water Act (CWA) establishes the basic structure for regulating discharges of pollutants into the waters of the United States and regulating quality standards for surface waters.

This course broadly covers the historical background, purpose, and scope of the Clean Water Act. It also provides information about the Pollution Control Programs under the CWA, such as National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits, protecting watersheds and sources of drinking water, control of polluted runoff, and providing support for municipal wastewater treatment plants.

In addition, this course discusses the monitoring, reporting, and recordkeeping under the Clean Water Act.

Topics Covered:

Lesson One: Clean Water Act: The Law

Lesson Two: CWA: Compliance and Monitoring

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:

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