- Clemson Cooperative Extension Water Quality Home Page
- Notice of Approved Backflow Preventive Devices for South Carolina - Bureau of Water, SCDHEC, revised January 5, 2007 (PDF).
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.
of the USGS report entitled "Quality of Our Nation's Waters: Pesticides
in the Nation's Streams and Ground Water, 1992-2001"
- 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).
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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