“ Best” practical/available technologies for industries
Pollutant lists = water quality based effluent limits
Storm water permits
State nonpoint source control plans
National Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Policy
1972 1977 1987 1994
Where are we today? Today, almost 2/3 of water bodies now meet Clean Water Act uses and goals. Recreation on Lake Erie is worth $3 billion a year. Jet skis and water taxis replaced fire patrol on the Cuyahoga.
What is the water quality like today? 4 to 5 <200 to 60,000 Maumee River 2 to 3 <600 to 240,000 Ottawa River 4 to 5 <200 to 130,000 Swan Creek Minimum diss. oxygen (mg/L) Fecal bacteria (# per 100 mL) Water Body