Solving California's Water Runoff Problems

An ambitious new state effort combines voluntary compliance with regulation to solve water runoff pollution problems.

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August 1, 2000, 11:30 AM PDT

By Laura Kraft


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and State Water Resources Control Board launched an ambitious new strategy to deal with one of the thorniest water pollution problems today -- the pervasive runoff from farms, city streets, dairies, and golf courses. The plan is unprecedented in linking federal requirements to address inland runoff and coastal protection to tackle the largest source of water pollution in the state.

Thanks to Laura Krafft

Tuesday, August 1, 2000 in Contra Costa Times-Walnut Creek

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