Information about water quality criteria and standards is available from the Office of Science and Technology (OST) within the Office of Water. Additionally, this office offers access to information about laws and regulations, water quality tools, health advisories, industrial water pollution controls, and training and financial assistance.
- Water Topics
- Water Quality Criteria
- Standards for Water Body Health
- Water Quality Standards: Regulations and Resources – includes information about federal and state-level requirements
- Training About Water Quality Standards and Criteria
The National Recommended Water Quality Criteria presents a summary table containing recommended water quality criteria for the protection of aquatic life and human health in surface water. This table contains approximately 150 pollutants.
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