Essay about The Clean Water Act ( Cwa )

1466 Words Dec 9th, 2015 6 Pages
The process of testing and purifying water has made it difficult for many groups in North Carolina and Caldwell County to access clean drinking water for a reasonable price. In result, many people have turned to well water, which without proper testing can be harmful over long periods of time. Changes in government have affected North Carolina citizens in negative ways, and there are not many people fighting for revisions. The purification process becomes more efficient year after year, but if these changes are to continue, the only reaction is for price of water to increase. The Clean Water Act helps The United States government in monitoring the state of American drinking water. It also contributes to the minimization of the pollutant sources. In a web summary of The Clean Water Act produced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) , it is stated that The Clean Water Act (CWA) establishes the basic structure for regulating discharges of pollutants into the waters of the United States and regulating quality standards for surface waters. Polluting industries have been lobbying to weaken the Clean Water Act which would leave 117 million Americans without clean drinking water. The CWA made it unlawful to discharge any pollutant from a point source into human accessible waters, unless a permit was acquired through the EPA 's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program. Although there are permits for the discharge of pollutants, the EPA still…

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