Frequent Questions

Where can I find information on water quality criteria or standards?

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.

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. 

You may also wish to review the Safewater FAQs

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