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New App lets users check health of waterways anywhere in the U.S.

EPA app for iPad

The EPA has launched a new app and website to help people find information on the condition of thousands of lakes, rivers, and streams across the United States from their smart phone, tablet or desktop computer. Available here, the How's My Waterway? app and website uses GPS technology or a user-entered zip code or city name to provide information about the quality of local water bodies.

The release of the app and website helps mark the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, which Congress enacted on October 18, 1972, giving citizens a special role in caring for the nation's water resources.