What Is The Federal Water Pollution Control Act?

The Federal Water Pollution Control Act became a law in 1948. It initially dealt with pollution from the discharge of waste that came from sewage­treatment, agricultural and industrial plants. It later dealt with the regulations of cleaning up oil spills and other dangerous substances. It also tries to stop people from discharging pollutants and herbicides into the water.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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