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Mission

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.
 
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News and Notes:  
West Fork River Watershed - Draft Total Maximum Daily Load comment period. A 30-day comment period for the Draft West Fork River Watershed TMDLs  has begun and ends May 9, 2014. For more information, and to view the draft West Fork documents, please click here.

Public Meeting for West Fork River Watershed: Monday, April 21, 2014. 6:30 p.m. Fairmont State University. Please click here for more information.
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/.

Programs: 
Following are links to some additional information on programs and services provided by DEP:

Water  Waste Inspection & Enforcement
Permitting
Water Quality Standards
Water Monitoring
Groundwater Protection
Nonpoint Source (NPS) Program
Stormwater
Total Maximum Daily Loads
Water Use
Watershed Assessment
Watershed Management
Drinking Water
Underground Injection Control (UIC)
Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF)
Chesapeake Bay Program
Greenbrier Algae
Certified Labs 
Solid Waste Permitting
REAP - litter cleanup, open dump, etc.
Superfund
Landfills
RCRA Hazardous Waste

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leaking Underground Storage Tanks
Complaints
Spills
Inspections

Hazardous Waste
Underground Storage Tanks
Water Pollution Control (Non-Coal)
Dam Safety (Non-Coal)
Solid Waste


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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