EPA releases water-quality scorecard

April 20, 2010 | EPA

EPA is releasing a first-of-its-kind water-quality scorecard that will help communities in rural, suburban and urban settings incorporate green infrastructure practices to protect local water quality and improve both the built and natural environment.   The Water Quality Scorecard was developed to help local governments identify opportunities to remove barriers and revise and create codes, ordinances and incentives to better protect water quality. The scorecard guides municipal staff, stormwater managers, planners, and other stakeholders through a review of relevant local codes and ordinances to ensure that these codes work together to support a green infrastructure approach. The scorecard also provides policy options, resources, and case studies.   More information