EPA releases FY 2012 National Water Program’s Best Practices and End-of-Year Performance Report

June 17, 2013 | General RCAP News

Do you know what percentage of the U.S. population is served by community water systems that meet drinking water standards, or the number of previously impaired waterbodies that are now attaining water-quality standards?  These answers and more are in EPA's Fiscal Year 2012 report on end-of-year results for over 130 measures of performance listed in EPA's 2011-2015 strategic plan and the FY 2012 National Water Program Guidance. 

The report provides an overview of the progress in FY 2012 in meeting annual commitments and an analysis of long-term trend data, individual chapters on performance highlights, and management challenges for sub-objectives in the strategic plan including the core drinking water, water quality, and large aquatic ecosystem program areas. The report also includes best practices demonstrating innovations in program implementation in EPA's regional offices over the past year. 

Access the report on EPA's water performance and accomplishment website