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Unlabelled comment[edit]

The last version was somewhat inaccurate. The non point source provisions of the clean water act were adopted by congress in 1987. It took EPA a few years to issue the first NPDES permits under phase I of the program. Most permits were issued by EPA or the responsible state agencies to phase I permittees around 1991. Some areas were a bit earlier and some a bit later. Phase II of the program kicked in in 2003, which primarily added small cities of less than 100,000 persons, other large property owners such as school districts, and construction sites of 1 acre or more to the NPDES permitting requirements. - Richard Haimann

article title should be stormwater[edit]

more commonly in the technical literature, stormwater is one word not two. obviously there should be a redirect from storm water. Anlace 20:20, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Regulation in United States[edit]

I added sub-sections for Federal and State & local requirements. This is a rapidly evolving topic as more states are issuing regulations & publications, as well as municipalities (MS4s). The deleted statement, "Many States, ... have created their own regulatory agencies to act as an intermediary between the EPA and the municipalities and industries." is a bit confusing, as the authorized NPDES states (currently 45) carry out the federal CWA requirements directly, not as an intermediary between EPA & regulated facilities. Moreau1 (talk) 07:18, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

Erosion and Sediment Controls[edit]

I added a link to the erosion control article. We also need an article for sediment control (silt fences, etc.) that we can link to. Moreau1 (talk) 07:18, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

I added a sediment control article on 12 July 2008. Moreau1 (talk) 03:07, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

Title: Water, Subject: Filth[edit]

I came to this page to learn about the electrical and chemical properties of water, and instead I read about city filth, bureaucratic mumbo-jumbo, and similar mind-numbing topics. There is not a single article about actual water on this whole site! -- Anonymous — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:26, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

The article you're looking for does indeed exist. It's called water. Moreau1 (talk) 14:57, 2 February 2014 (UTC)