Water Quality Trading 101: Illustrated Guide to How Trading Works in Watershed

40 years after passage of the Clean Water Act, some rivers and streams across the United States are still degraded. For regulated facilities, watershed-scale restoration solutions can make a much bigger and better impact on water quality than traditional engineered solutions at the plant.

Restoring miles of streamside vegetation to create more shade throughout the watershed can make a lot more sense than building a chiller at the treatment plant. Or, if a river is degraded with instream phosphorus, it can be more effective to work with farmers to change land management practices than install a costly membrane filter.

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