Monday, October 22, 2012

Check Local Waters With New EPA App, Website

EPA's new How's My Waterway application and website provides information about the condition of U.S. rivers, lakes and streams. User only needs to enter the zip code or city name to receive up-to-date information about the quality of the water. The technology uses GPS to identify the nearest bodies of water and instantly provides search results within 5 miles of the location. The waterways are identified as unpolluted, polluted or unassessed, and when a specific waterway is selected, more specialized information, such as type of pollution, is displayed along with actions taken by EPA to help reduce it.

EPA reports the application and website were created in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act.