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Water Quality Program

Water Quality Improvement Project Development and Planning

Every year, Ecology's Water Quality Program conducts a planning process to determine which water quality improvement (WQI) projects to begin during the next fiscal year. Each Ecology region reviews where local pollution levels are high (using the 303[d] listings) and determines where new water quality improvement projects should be started. A WQI project assesses pollution levels and pollution sources in the project area and sets out the actions needed to reduce and clean up local waters so that they meet water quality standards.

There are several paths that can be taken to improve water quality, including:
















Last updated February 2013