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Tribal Compliance Assistance Center

Wastewater Topics

This section provides information on the developing, operating, and maintaining wastewater treatment plants and the different ways to transport wastewater to a treatment plant or discharge storm water runoff to water bodies. Topics covered include separate sanitary sewer systems, combined sewer systems, and municipal separate storm water systems. For further information on EPA's wastewater point sources programs, including pipes, ditches, and sanitary or storm sewers, visit EPA's Tribal PWSS and UIC Web site and EPA's Clean Water Indian Program.

Drinking water must be treated properly to ensure public safety.
Having a reliable sewer and wastewater collection system is an important public system.
Pretreatment of wastewater can reduce risk of waste in the water supply.
Unmanaged outflows can pose a public health hazard.
Dumping of chemicals into wastewater systems can be hazardous to the communtity at large.
Wastewater Management
Compliance Assistance Resources
Regulatory Requirements
Financial Resources

For related information visit EPA’s National Indian Country Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Priority site and EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Program in Indian country site.

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