News & Updates

GWPC and NGWA Provide Joint Comments to EPA on Proposed 2020 Financial Capability Assessment for CWA Obligations


The Ground Water Protection Council and the National Ground Water Association are jointly providing comments and feedback on the USEPA on the Proposed 2020 Financial Capability Assessment for Clean Water Act (CWA) Obligations. We support funding for communities needing assistance in managing their water resources and for stormwater reuse that may be used as a source of recharge for aquifers as well as supporting the environment. Assessing the financial capability of communities is fundamental to providing financial assistance for adequate needed infrastructure. 

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FracFocus Launches New Public Website


GWPC and IOGCC are happy to announce that a new and updated web site has arrived for the public outreach portion of FracFocus. The new site presents a richer interface geared toward a modern web presence and functions in mobile environments. Watch for more on this update in 2020 as we are able to better manage the site.

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GWPC Proclaims Septic Smart Week September 14-18, 2020


In a meeting this week, the GWPC Board voted to declare September 14 -18, 2020 Septic Smart Week.

This annual event, organized by the US EPA's Decentralized Wastewater Management MOU Partnership, is designed to inform homeowners on proper septic system care and maintenance, assist local agencies in promoting homeowner education and awareness, and educate local decision makers about infrastructure options to improve and sustain their communities. 

Visit the EPA web site for a septic system outreach toolkit that can be downloaded and printed to help educate homeowners.


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Supreme Court rejects EPA's narrow view of Clean Water Act


(By Mark Sherman | Associated Press)

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that sewage plants and other industries cannot avoid environmental requirements under landmark clean-water protections when they send dirty water on an indirect route to rivers, oceans and other navigable waterways.

Rejecting the Trump administration’s views, the justices held by a 6-3 vote that the discharge of polluted water into the ground, rather than directly into nearby waterways, does not relieve an industry of complying with the ...

ATTENTION: GWPC Staff Teleworking


The GWPC is taking steps to mitigate risk of COVID-19 transmission and infection in the workplace and to the general public. Our staff has begun teleworking.

GWPC remains committed to its mission and our member states. Our main office phone line will be answered and office hours will remain the same. Thank you for your understanding.