Last month the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched a new tool –“How’s My Waterway” that assembles publicly available water quality data into a user-friendly package that provides information on the quality of our nation’s waters at the community, state, and national level.
This new tool was created in partnership with states and water stakeholders to facilitate communities’ efforts to continue providing clean water for recreation and safe drinking water for communities across the nation. Users can learn about water, explore the data, and stay informed with news and local stories.
The tool provides information grouped by local, state, and national levels.
- Health of local waters and challenges faced
- What’s being done to restore or protect the waters
- Status of drinking water and if waters in your community are suitable for swimming or eating fish
- Basic facts about a state’s waters
- Summaries of specific water assessments
- Statewide survey of water quality and state drinking water metrics
- State Water Stories
- Quality of water resources (lakes, rivers and streams, wetlands and coastal areas) across the nation and the main challenges to water resources nationwide.
- National drinking water quality and national drinking water metrics
- Overviews of different types of water
Learn more about How’s My Waterway at: https://mywaterway.epa.gov.