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Exploring the Building Blocks of Water Quality Standards: Episode Two of The Clean Water Pod

Posted on Wednesday, November 30th, 2022 | Posted in News

The second episode of NEIWPCC’s new podcast, “The Clean Water Pod,” is now available, focusing on water quality standards. Host Jeff Berckes speaks with Jennifer Wigal, water quality administrator for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, and Thomas Mumley, assistant executive officer at the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board.

headshot of Thomas Mumley

Thomas Mumley has spent 39 years working for the state of California.

“Water quality standards are essentially the foundation of what we strive to accomplish with implementing the Clean Water Act,” said Mumley. “They are a way of stating what constitutes fishable, swimmable, drinkable waters.”

Their conversation meanders from their career paths, to the history and evolution of water quality standards, to specific case studies and experiences they’ve had with defining water quality uses and expectations.

Listen to episode two here, or tune in wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts.

Follow @CleanWaterPod on Twitter for the latest updates.

About The Clean Water Pod

Through perspectives and stories from across the country, “The Clean Water Pod” explores the challenges and successes of restoring and protecting water quality. Season one of the podcast focuses on the fundamentals of the Clean Water Act.

This podcast is funded by a grant through the U.S. EPA and produced by Flip the Field and NEIWPCC.

Learn more about our work around the Clean Water Act 303(d) program.