10/24/12

New EPA tool offers up-to-the-minute waterway info


The U.S. EPA recently launched "My Waterway," an online tool and mobile app that allows users to check the current status of their local waterways. It is even GPS-enabled so that you can use your phone or computer location to find out about waterways around you.

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today launched a new app and website to help people find information on the condition of thousands of lakes, rivers and streams across the United States from their smart phone, tablet or desktop computer. Available at http://www.epa.gov/mywaterway, the How’s My Waterway app and website uses GPS technology or a user-entered zip code or city name to provide information about the quality of local water bodies. The release of the app and website helps mark the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, which Congress enacted on October 18, 1972, giving citizens a special role in caring for the nation’s water resources. Forty years later, EPA is providing citizens with a technology-based tool to expand that stewardship."
Visit the link above to read the complete release, or check out the My Waterway website

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