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Introduction to Environmental Engineering by Alandra Kahl

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Chapter 7

Resource Management

7.1 Water Quality Management

7.1.1 Surface Water

Surface water quality is managed by the federal Clean Water Act and individual state guidelines. Effective management of surface water quality often utilizes a watershed-based approach. In this instance, all sources of pollution that can affect water quality and quantity can be managed and evaluated. This approach is cyclic, with each step following the next and building upon the previous. The steps are as follows: setting standards for surface water quality; taking measurements of the conditions; assessing the data and identifying the impairments, including establishing priorities; verifying the pollution sources and developing plans for restoring water quality; ...

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