There are many great resources on the internet for people interested in protecting our rivers and streams.
Learn about the Clean Water Act and Stormwater Rules
The Clean Water Act is meant to protect our waterways from pollution.
- Introduction to the Clean Water Act
- Summary of the Clean Water Act
- Learn about the NPDES Phase II Stormwater Program’s “Ten Commandments:” The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES) program is supposed to keep sediment out of our waterways.
- Interview with the EPA: Getting Straight Answers about Phase II Requirements
- NPDES PHASE II Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping Compliance Tools
Water Protection Resources
- Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Water Division
This state agency is responsible for any water quality issues in Alabama. ADEM administers all major federal environmental laws, including the Clear Air, Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water acts and federal solid and hazardous waste laws.
Montgomery Phone: (334) 271-7823
Montgomery Email: H2omail@adem.state.al.us
Decatur Field Office: (256) 353-1713
- ADEM Reform Coalition
- Tennessee Valley Authority: Providing Power in the Public Interest TVA achieves excellence in public service for the good of the people of the Tennessee Valley by supporting sustainable economic development, supplying affordable, reliable power, and managing a thriving river system.
- Alabama Rivers Alliance: The mission of the Alabama Rivers Alliance is to unite the citizens of Alabama to protect clean, healthy waters.
- State Environmental Leadership Program: The State Environmental Leadership Program (SELP) is an alliance of more than 50 independent, nonprofit, public interest, multi-issue environmental advocacy organizations that focus on state-level policy.
- Alabama Water Watch: Alabama Water Watch is dedicated to developing citizen volunteer monitoring of streams and lakes in Alabama and shared waterways of neighboring states for the improvement of water quality and policy.
- EPA, Office Of Water: EPA programs and partnerships at work to protect and restore America’s water resources.
- National Water Information System This site provide access to water-resources data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.