EPA Releases New Tool to Track Water Pollution

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will host a webinar Jan. 26 at 1 p.m. demonstrating how to use its Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) Pollutant Loading Tool.

The new tool brings together millions of records and allows for easy searching and mapping of water pollution by local area, watershed, company, industry sector and pollutant.

Searches using the DMR Pollutant Loading Tool result in “top ten” lists to help users easily identify facilities and industries that are discharging the most pollution and impacted waterbodies. When discharges are above permitted levels, users can view the violations and link to details about enforcement actions that EPA and states have taken to address these violations.

Access the tool here, or visit EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance History Online website, which provides information about inspections, facility compliance, and state and federal enforcement actions.

Advanced registration is required to access the webinar, which begins at 1 p.m. Pacific Time.  

Call-in information:

  • Dial (866) 358 1366
  • Conference Code (2025661014)