OWQ accomplishes this goal through its branches of compliance, enforcement, permits, and planning. OWQ professionals are responsible for everything from issuing permits to inspecting entities and from investigating complaints to developing and monitoring water quality standards. All of OWQ’s efforts reflect Arkansans’ appreciation for one of our state’s most valuable resources—water.
"Our office protects and improves the water quality of Arkansas’s water resources through implementing the Clean Water Act in Arkansas, issuing permits and short-term activity authorizations, conducting inspections, monitoring water quality as well as fish and macroinvertebrate communities, developing water quality standards, setting pollutant limits, and licensing wastewater plant operators. We maintain a Water Quality Management Plan for the state as well as a Harmful Algal Bloom Management Plan."
Associate Environment Administrator, Division of Environmental Quality
Associate Director, Office of Water Quality
Enterprise Services Director, Enterprise Services
Associate Director, Office of Land Resources
Associate Director, Office of Air Quality
If you are reporting a spill, leak, geohazard event, release of petroleum products, hazardous materials, or gases that requires an immediate emergency response, please call the:
Arkansas Division of Emergency Management
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