WATER

Louisiana Water Quality Regulations and Standards

Louisiana's water quality regulations and standards are designed to 1) provide for the protection and preservation of the abundant natural resources of Louisiana's many and varied aquatic ecosystems; 2) protect the public health and welfare that might otherwise be threatened by degradation of water quality; 3) protect or enhance the quality of state waters for designated uses; and 4) serve the objectives of the Louisiana Water Control Law and Federal Clean Water Act.