This "Water Locator Tool" website is designed to help you locate your receiving water and to determine whether that waterbody is considered "impaired" under Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act.
This information is needed to properly fill out your NOI. You will be using your facility address and/or facility lattitude-longitude to determine which waterbodies are closest to your facility location.
The Water Locator Tool leads you through a series of steps to help you answer the questions in your Notice of Intent (NOI) regarding your receiving water by providing the following information:
Note: A new Water Locator Tool is currently under development and will replace this tool shortly.
To view an on-line map of waters in the vicinity of your facility, click on the "Go To: My WATERS Mapper" button (Page will open in a new window. You must disable pop-up blocking in your web browser).
Once the new window opens, follow these directions to locate potential waters that receive stormwater from your facility:
Keep a list of the water(s) closest to your facility for Step 2. You should verify information obtained from EPA mapping systems by double-checking the information against local mapping resources (e.g., U.S.G.S. quadrangle maps, or other topographic maps) and/or knowledge of the property and landscape. In some cases, the closest water to your facility may not receive stormwater from your facility based on actual topographic conditions.
You will need Adobe Reader to view some of the files on this page. Files are best viewed in Internet Explorer and Adobe 8.0 or higher. See EPA's PDF page to learn more.
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September 24, 2012 2:15 PM