The Clean Water Act Owner’s Manual, 3rd Edition (2022)

Much has changed since the Clean Water Act Owner’s Manual’s original publication in 1999, and we are at a fundamentally different time than we were in 1972 when sewage, rendering wastes, and countless industrial chemicals were often dumped directly into rivers.

While those issues have been directly addressed through the Act, there is a need to defend our waters against the longstanding threats of environmental injustices, climate change, and more. The updated Manual provides fundamental tools for interpreting and applying the Act, and highlights challenges of our time and strategies for action.

Download the Manual below, or visit our Clean Water Act Owner’s Manual, 3rd Edition page.

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