This year marks the 42nd Anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act, the national legislation at the core of local and national efforts to provide safe drinking water and protect public health. This week, the American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) celebrates National Drinking Water Week (May 2 – 6, 2016) – a national observance that highlights the value of water in our daily lives.
The American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) begun 2016 by “kicking off” its Keep American Samoa Beautiful (KASB) program which has drawn public support from village and church groups, schools, businesses, families and individuals who are excited to clean-up and maintain the beauty of their adopted areas.
In collaboration with the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA), the American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) has recently prioritized the Water and Wastewater Project Priority List (PPL) in accordance with the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and the 1972 Clean Water Act (CWA).
The American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) has prepared the American Samoa 2016 Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report. This report is intended to satisfy the listing requirements of Section 303 (d) and the reporting requirements of Section 305 (b) and 314 of the Clean Water Act. The report places waters in five (5) assessment categories.