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Clean Water Act

Clean Water Act

Issue Overview 

The Clean Water Act (CWA) protects the nation's waterways by placing limits on how many pollutants properties can discharge. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granted the authority through the CWA to set pollution discharge limits and enforce regulations. 

As an Owner or Operator, How Does this Affect My Business?

The Clean Water Act (CWA) requires apartment owner-operators to obtain federal permits and follow strict rules that help minimize pollutants, such as construction debris, that could runoff into the nation's waterways. Proposed expansions to the CWA would add additional onerous regulations that would restrict apartment construction and development.