The Clean Water Act & Safe Drinking Water Act: Legislation for Clean Water


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The Environmental Protection Agency was designed to:

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1. The Clean Water Act of 1972:

2. Regulation of groundwater pollution is controlled by which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What does the EPA do? Do you know what the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 included? Find out by answering the multiple-choice questions on this interactive quiz and printable worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Complete these tools to test yourself on the following:

  • Purpose of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Functions of the Clean Water Act of 1972
  • How groundwater pollution is regulated
  • Features of the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974
  • Differences between the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about clean water legislation
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding different acts involving clean water and interpret what they regulate correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act

Additional Learning

For further insight on the legislation protecting our water, review the corresponding lesson titled The Clean Water Act & Safe Drinking Water Act: Legislation for Clean Water. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand the importance of having clean water in a society
  • Identify the reasons for the establishment of the EPA
  • Appreciate the most important law from the EPA protecting water
  • Describe why it was necessary to implement the Safe Drinking Water Act