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LDEQ’s Enviroschool to host water-focused webinars in August

BATON ROUGEAugust is National Water Quality Month, and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is educating the public on local water quality programs and how small actions have a large impact.

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s Enviroschool will hold two live webinars in August. The first will discuss “Water Quality in Louisiana,” and the second will focus on “Onsite Sewerage System Maintenance, Health and the Environment.”

The Water Quality in Louisiana webinar will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13. It will provide information about Louisiana’s Water Quality Program and Louisiana’s 2018 Water Quality Integrated Report.

The Water Quality Program presentation will cover LDEQ’s authority to protect water and how this is accomplished. This includes an overview of standards, permitting, non point source pollution and enforcement. The Integrated Report presentation will give an overview of surface water quality monitoring and assessment efforts by LDEQ as part of its Clean Water Act commitments.

The Onsite Sewerage System Maintenance, Health & the Environment presentation will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 20. It will provide information about the importance of maintaining home sewage systems, how it affects human health and the environment and how to maintain these systems.

Please register online at https://www.deq.louisiana.gov/form/enviroschool.