and protecting the nationís water is an enormous task. The United
States Environmental Protection Agencyís Office of Wastewater
Management (OWM) oversees a range of programs contributing to the
well-being of the nationís waters and watersheds. Through its
programs and initiatives, OWM promotes compliance with the
requirements of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.Under the
Clean Water Act, OWM works in partnership with Environment Protection
Agency (EPA) regions, states and tribes to regulate discharges into
surface waters such as wetlands, lakes, rivers, estuaries, bays and
oceans. Specifically, OWM focuses on control of water that is
collected in discrete conveyances (also called point sources),
including pipes, ditches, and sanitary or storm sewers. OWM is also
home to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, the largest water
quality funding source, focused on funding wastewater treatment
systems, nonpoint source projects and estuary protection.
National Drinking water standards can be found on the
Water and Drinking Water homepage.
maintained by the Training and Certification Program.
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