Bureau of Water Quality
Contact Name: Rick Conrad
The Bureau of Water Quality (BWQ) was created in 1972 and is one of the oldest local water pollution testing and enforcement agencies in the United States.
Twelve full-time professional staff members are dedicated to improving the water quality of the White River for the citizens of Muncie and East Central Indiana. The Bureau consists of four sections: Administration, Biology, Laboratory, and Surveillance.
These four sections implement cooperative industrial pretreatment programs as well as chemical and microbial analyses of treatment facilities and stream water. They also assess aquatic communities, and in doing so, continue to surpass the minimum legal requirements of the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).
The Bureau of Water Quality invites you to bring your family and friends for a stroll along the White River. Fill a picnic basket, grab a fishing pole, bring your binoculars (there's abundant wildlife to observe), or put on your jogging shoes to enjoy this natural resource that our community is so fortunate to have.
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