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Improving water quality and saving money.

EPA, when implementing the CWA in1973, set E-coli limits for sewage treatment and most sewage treatment plants installed chlorination equipment. However, when organic matter is contacted with chlorine, it is halogenated and this creates carcinogens (like THM's) and endocrine disruptors. On the advise of the CDC and GAO, that this practice did not prevent waterborne deceases, was damaging to the environment, due what is ...more »

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Implement CWA

EPA failed to implement the CWA, because it used the 5-day, instead of its full 30-day reading, of the BOD (Biochemical Oxygen Demand) test to set sewage treatment standards. By doing so EPA not only ignored 60% of this BOD pollution, but all the nitrogenous (urine and protein) waste, while this waste also is a fertilizer (nutrient) for algae. Some may claim that using the BOD test correct, would violate federal policies, ...more »

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Regulations Actually Work To Clean Up Waterways (Yes, Really)

In the early 1970s, Americans were ready to make a change in how they allowed businesses to use our public waterways. After seeing a river light on fire, due to industrial pollution, people clamored for the government to regulate pipe-source pollution (from factories and wastewater plants). And guess what? It worked! Our rivers and lakes today have far less industrial pollution than they had in the 1970s. We succeeded ...more »

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