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Other Virginia Water Quality Success Stories

Restoring impaired waters is always approached case by case due to the unique characteristics of each watershed. In addition to those success stories that occurred in primarily nonpoint source-impaired waters, there are numerous success stories across Virginia that occurred primarily in watersheds with a mix of point and nonpoint sources, or required a unique approach. The success stories described below would not have been possible without the collaboration and participation of one or more other agencies, regulated entities, and multiple other stakeholders. The water quality success stories below range from complete restoration to coordinated and voluntary work that kept persistent organic pollutants out of the water. The stories are short summaries of the extensive work behind each success, and in no way represent the totality of success stories throughout Virginia. The stories are simply an assortment of examples that have been documented to date. If you are aware of any water quality success stories that need highlighting, please contact Will Isenberg at or (804) 698-4228.

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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000

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