U.S. EPA Addresses Concerns About Groundwater Pollution From Green Infrastructure

A 2008 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency memo provides clarification on when green infrastructure practices may be regulated as Class V Underground Injection Wells. EPA will not provide further clarification within the proposed stormwater rule, contrary to a statement made at a September meeting of the Groundwater Protection Council.

The memo provides guidance on the few instances in which green infrastructure could be categorized as Class V wells and therefore subject to Safe Drinking Water Act permits.

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