Marking 40 Years of the Clean Water Act

Clean Water Act, Beach Water Quality

2012 is the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the nation’s law for protecting our most irreplaceable resource.

This year EPA and others will highlight the tremendous progress in reducing pollution since 1972, the many milestones along the way, the ways that the job is far from over and the tough challenges we face today and in the future. To mark 40 Years of the Clean Water Act, the EPA has set up a central location for information, activities, news and networking at www.epa.gov/cleanwater40.

You can also find the Office of Water on Facebook.