40 Years of Groundwater Protection – Underground Injection Control and the Safe Drinking Water Act
The Safe Drinking Water Act was passed in December 1974 and this year we commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the legislation designed to protect drinking water sources for the nation. The Act also provided for the Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program to protect underground sources of drinking water from injection and subsurface disposal of waste and fluids.
Submitted by Brenda Short on Wed, 03/25/2015 - 12:58
This report is part of an update to the Ground Water Protection Council’s 2009 Report, State Oil and Gas Regulations Designed to Protect Water Resources.1 The purpose is to document and outline the range of definitions and requirements for protecting groundwater, based on the regulations of oil and gas agencies and water quality protection agencies in 27 oil and gas producing states.