Water quality (61 - 66 of 66 items)
Information On California Delta Water Quality Standards
CED-82-30: Published: Jan 18, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1982.
GAO was asked: (1) how much Central Valley Project (CVP) water would be used as a result of a decision to voluntarily meet California water quality standards, if the decision is permanently implemented; (2) who the potential beneficiaries from using CVP yield to ensure California Delta water quality would be; (3) who would pay for the depletion of CVP yield; and (4) how much the depletion would co...
Federal-Interstate Compact Commissions: Useful Mechanisms for Planning and Managing River Basin Operations
CED-81-34: Published: Feb 20, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1981.
A review was undertaken of the two existing Federal-interstate compact commissions, the Delaware and Susquehanna River Basins Commissions, to evaluate their effectiveness in dealing with water problems. Federal-interstate compacts are formal agreements between two or more States and the United States to promote effective basinwide water resources management. They reflect a significant departure fr...
Rural Water Problems: An Overview
CED-80-120: Published: Aug 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 1980.
An overview is presented of the difficulties faced by 28 rural communities in 10 States in obtaining drinking water. Many existing central water systems have deteriorated and need to be repaired or replaced. Other systems need to be expanded. In some areas, additional systems need to be developed. Water shortages have prevented the development or expansion of some central systems, but the most imp...
Many Water Quality Standard Violations May Not Be Significant Enough To Justify Costly Preventive Actions
CED-80-86: Published: Jul 2, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 2, 1980.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administers a Construction Grants Program under the Water Pollution Control Act to restore and maintain the quality of the Nation's waters. EPA estimates that $10 billion will be needed through the year 2000 to construct advanced wastewater treatment (AWT) facilities for municipal sewage for the program. GAO discussed wastewater treatment with federal and...
Improved Federal and State Programs Needed To Insure the Purity and Safety of Drinking Water in the United States
B-166506: Published: Nov 15, 1973. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1973.
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