Project Title & Description
CLEAN WATER ACT SECTION 106 WATER POLLUTION CONTROL
This project funding will support the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians for both the Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 106 and CWA Section 319 programs. Under Section 319 of the CWA, the goals of the Bad River Band are to effectively address non-point sources of water pollution on the Bad River Reservation and upstream in the Bad River Watersheds which is needed due to increasing the expansion of existing infrastructure and new housing facilities. Increased expansion leads to increased potential for non-point source pollution from construction run-off, stormwater run-off and diminishing of wetlands available to "slow the flow" of run-off draining to Rivers and Sloughs.
Under Section 106 of the CWA, the goals are: 1) Promote the protection and restoration of quality water and riparian habitats and their components within the Bad River Reservation through implementation of water programs; 2) to develop and maintain a Tribal Water Office to control and manage the Reservation's groundwater and surface water resources, wastewater discharges, non-point sources and wetlands and watersheds; 3) implement and manage water quality standards to promote physical, chemical and biological integrity of Tribal waters; 4) continue the ambient surface water monitoring program to assess water quality conditions and trends in the Reservation waters; 5) continue water quality monitoring to collect baseline data in an effort to develop long-term trends analysis to detect adverse water quality impacts; and 6) continue education and outreach to educate Tribal members on water resources issues.