New web application from EPA lets users check health of waterways
Last week, the US Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water launched a new app and website to help people find information on the condition of thousands of lakes, rivers and streams across the United States from their smart phone, tablet or desktop computer.
Available at http://www.epa.gov/mywaterway, the How's My Waterway app and website uses GPS technology or a user-entered zip code or city name to provide information about the quality of local water bodies. The release of the app and website helped mark the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, which Congress enacted on October 18, 1972, giving citizens a special role in caring for the nation's water resources. Forty years later, EPA is providing citizens with a technology-based tool to expand that stewardship.
For more information about the new web app, check out the Greenversations Blog post by Doug Norton. For more information on the Clean Water Act, the nation's law for protecting our most irreplaceable resource, visit http://water.epa.gov/action/cleanwater40/index.cfm.