River Health

In September 2007, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe became the first tribe in Region 2 (NY, NJ, and Puerto Rico) to implement EPA approved water quality standards. Utilizing Clean Water Act authority, the tribe is enabled to administer the various sections of the act to manage ambient water quality, non-point source pollutants, construction activities, and direct discharges to waters of the reservation. The purpose of the standards is to protect the Tribe’s unique designated uses of surface and groundwater for use by tribal members and future generations.