The Water Quality Program (WQP) has overall responsibility for ensuring the waters within the Community are in compliance with water quality standards, which were updated for the SRPMIC during this year. The program enforces SRPMIC and federal regulations to protect water quality.
The WQP collects and analyzes monitoring data to ensure the quality and safety of surface and groundwater. This data is used to create annual reports, which inform the Community of the surface and groundwater quality. Additionally, the WQP performs educational outreach to other departments, Community schools, and Community members to increase awareness of the importance of environmental stewardship and the Community's watershed. In addition to protecting the Community's surface and groundwater, the WQP manages the Community's wetlands to mitigate nonpoint source issues.
Document development plays an integral part of ensuring the water quality is improved, protected, and maintained. These documents may also provide a tool to share data with the Community and federal government. The WQP develops and updates documents to reflect current federal standards and guidelines as well as consideration of any SRPMIC cultural practices. Most documents are revised every 2-5 years, or as needed.