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The Division of Water and Waste Management’s (DWWM) mission is to preserve, protect, and enhance the state’s watersheds for the benefit and safety of all its citizens through implementation of programs controlling hazardous waste, solid waste and surface & groundwater pollution, from any source.

DWWM administers numerous programs to control surface and groundwater pollution caused by industrial, municipal and stormwater discharges, as well as oversight of construction, operation and closure of hazardous and solid waste and underground storage tank sites. DWWM also works to protect, restore and enhance West Virginia's watersheds through education, technical and financial assistance, comprehensive watershed assessments, groundwater monitoring, water quality standards recommendations, wetlands preservation, inspection and enforcement of NPDES permitted facilities, dams, hazardous and solid waste and underground storage tank sites.
News and Notes:
Draft TMDLs for the Tygart Valley Watershed are now available. The comment period for the Draft TMDLs began October 1 and ends November 2, 2015. To view the documents for the Draft TMDLs, please click here.
The DEP West Virginia Water Resources Management Plan has been submitted
November 22, 2013 - The DEP Water Use Section has submitted the West Virginia Water Management Plan to the Joint Legislative Oversight Commission on State Water Resources in response to the Water Resources Protection and Management Act (W.Va. State Code §22-26-1 et seq.). The Water Resources Management Plan, a companion report entitled "West Virginia Watershed Descriptions," a West Virginia Watershed Atlas and GIS based Web-tool can be accessed via the following link: http://dep.wv.gov/WVWaterPlan/

Following are links to some additional information on programs and services provided by DEP:
Water Waste Inspection & Enforcement
Water Quality Standards
Water Monitoring
Groundwater Protection
Nonpoint Source (NPS) Program
Total Maximum Daily Loads
Water Use
Watershed Management
Drinking Water
Underground Injection Control (UIC)
Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF)
Chesapeake Bay Program
Greenbrier Algae
Certified Labs
Septic Tank Seal Registration
Impaired Streams
303(d) List
Solid Waste Permitting
REAP - litter cleanup, open dump, etc.
Solid Waste Application Forms and Documents
RCRA Hazardous Waste
Hazardous Waste
Underground Storage Tanks
Water Pollution Control (Non-Coal)
Dam Safety (Non-Coal)
Solid Waste

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