Water Quality

  1. Clemson Cooperative Extension Water Quality Home Page
  2. Notice of Approved Backflow Preventive Devices for South Carolina - Bureau of Water, SCDHEC, revised January 5, 2007 (PDF).
  3. "The Quality of Our Nation's Waters: Pesticides in the Nation's Streams and Ground Water, 1992-2001" (complete report) - report by the US Geologicial Survey (USGS). This report marks the completion of a 10-year assessment on pesticide occurrence and concentrations in streams and ground water based on results from 51 studies across the Nation. This assessment provides the most comprehensive national-scale analysis to date of pesticide occurrence, distribution and sources, and potential for effects on humans, aquatic life, and wildlife. The assessment also begins to examine two important topics with implications for the future—prediction of pesticides in unmonitored areas and long-term trends.
  4. Summary of the USGS report entitled "Quality of Our Nation's Waters: Pesticides in the Nation's Streams and Ground Water, 1992-2001"
  5. Handling and Storing Pesticides - An environmental self-assessment from the South Carolina Farm-A-Syst Program. Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service Water Quality Letter 17 (WQL 17). February 1996. 15pp (PDF).
  6. Pesticide National Synthesis Project - The Pesticide National Synthesis Project is part of the U. S. Geological Survey's National Water Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA). The project's objective is the long-term assessment of the status of and trends in the quality of the Nation's water resources. The website includes a project overview; national summaries and data concerning pesticides in water; special topics, such as contaminants in fish hormones; national maps of pesticide use; and online publications from the NAWQA Pesticide Studies program. The website includes a search feature, pesticide-related links and a National Map of the NAWQA Study Units.
  7. Pesticides Conditionally Registered by EPA with Ground Water Data Requirements - Listing as of June 1999. Source: MINUTES OF MEETING, SFIREG Working Committee on Water Quality & Pesticide Disposal (WC/WQ & PD) Arlington, VA - June 10-11, 1999.
  8. EPA's Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water - This website provides substantial information on many aspects of water quality. The Topics page provides links to all conceivable water issues. The Drinking Water Standards Program page offers considerable information on priority rulemaking and regulatory infrastructure. The page for Underground Injection Control (UIC) explains what UIC is, how the wells are classified and how they are controlled. There is also substantial information on local drinking water and the health effects of contaminated water. Lastly, the page also offers a section for kids, with games, activities and experiments.
  9. Water Quality Information Center - The Water Quality Information Center, published by the National Agriculture Library, provides electronic access to a broad range of information on water quality and agriculture. Included are 39 different databases, 59 bibliographies and over 60 discussion lists, all of these related to water quality. Also listed are water quality conferences and calls for papers. A search engine is provided to search the entire site.
  10. Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council - The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is a combination professional association and international Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). Although not affiliated with the UN, it operates by mandate from the UN General Assembly. It is divided into task forces, working groups, regional groups and networks, with links to each of these activities. Vision 21: Water for People, details the progress made in drinking water safety, health and hygiene, as well as its future plans towards its goal of worldwide hygiene initiatives by the year 2025.
  11. American Water Works Association - The American Water Works Association is an international non-profit group dedicated to preserving the quality and supply of drinking water around the world. Its membership includes a wide array of professionals, including treatment center managers, scientists, environmentalists and academicians. On the Consumer page are links to local water providers and guides to water-preserving landscaping. A section on Drinking Water Week 2001 (May 6-12) provides information on how to conserve & protect water, a citizen's action checklist as well as activities for children.