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Water Resource Center

Who We Are

The Water Resource Center (WRC) is a contractor-operated facility at EPA Headquarters providing document delivery, information/referral, and reference services to public users and EPA staff interested in Office of Water Program information. The Center catalogs and distributes documents published by the Office of Water's Program Offices:

The Water Resource Center is part of EPA's National Library Network, and is operated by The Track Group.

Ordering Publications from the Water Resource Center

Borrowing Videotapes from the WRC

Distribution Policy

About Shipping

  • OST and OWM materials are usually shipped fourth class mail. OGWDW documents are shipped first class mail. Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery of domestic (U.S) first class; 2-3 weeks for delivery of domestic (U.S.) fourth class mail; 8-10 weeks standard surface foreign mail. If you need expedited delivery of documents, express shipping options may be available. Contact us!

WRC Monthly Update

  • The Office of Water Resource Center has revived the WRC Monthly Update, a compilation of documents received for cataloging for the previous month. If you would like to subscribe to the Monthly Update email the Water Resource Center

    with the words SUBSCRIBE MU in the Subject Line. [Review EPA's Privacy and Security Notice]

Contact Information

  • E-Mail address: 
  • Local (Washington, DC Metro area): (202) 566-1729 
  • Toll-free: (800) 832-7828 (Wetlands Helpline) 
  • 24-hour voicemail: (202) 566-1729 
  • 24-hour fax: (202) 566-1736 

Mailing address

Water Resource Center (RC-4100) 
US Environmental Protection Agency 
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW 
Washington DC 20460 

Physical Location (for courier deliveries and walk-in service)

Water Resource Center
US Environmental Protection Agency
EPA West Room 1119
1301 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays) 

Visitors will need to check in with Security at the EPA West Vistors Entrance on Constitution Avenue.



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