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1972 Federal Water Pollution Control Act
(amended 1977 as Clean Water Act)
* established basic structure for regulating discharges of pollutants into U.S. waters

* set wastewater standards for industry and water quality standards for all surface water contaminants

* provided billions of federal grant dollars for sewage treatment plants

* requires permit to discharge point source pollutants into surface waters
1974 Safe Drinking Water Act
* applies to all waters potentially designed for drinking use, above or below ground.

* autorized EPA to set allowable levels for contaminants and pathogens and required all operators of public water systems to comply
1987 Water Quality Act
* established national policy to control non-point sources of water pollution

* emphasized development of state management plans to control non-point source pollution
1972 Federal Water Pollution Control Act
(amended 1977 as Clean Water Act)
* established basic structure for regulating discharges of pollutants into U.S. waters

* set wastewater standards for industry and water quality standards for all surface water contaminants

* provided billions of federal grant dollars for sewage treatment plants

* requires permit to discharge point source pollutants into surface waters
1974 Safe Drinking Water Act
* applies to all waters potentially designed for drinking use, above or below ground.

* autorized EPA to set allowable levels for contaminants and pathogens and required all operators of public water systems to comply
1987 Water Quality Act
* established national policy to control non-point sources of water pollution

* emphasized development of state management plans to control non-point source pollution
1972 Federal Water Pollution Control Act
(amended 1977 as Clean Water Act)
* established basic structure for regulating discharges of pollutants into U.S. waters

* set wastewater standards for industry and water quality standards for all surface water contaminants

* provided billions of federal grant dollars for sewage treatment plants

* requires permit to discharge point source pollutants into surface waters
1974 Safe Drinking Water Act
* applies to all waters potentially designed for drinking use, above or below ground.

* autorized EPA to set allowable levels for contaminants and pathogens and required all operators of public water systems to comply
1987 Water Quality Act
* established national policy to control non-point sources of water pollution

* emphasized development of state management plans to control non-point source pollution