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Site-Specific Water Quality Criteria DEQ's water quality criteria may not always reflect the toxicity of a pollutant in a specific water body. Therefore, DEQ has found it may be prudent to develop new water quality criteria or modify existing criteria that will effectively protect designated and existing beneficial uses in certain water bodies as a result of site-specific analyses.
Conference: Risk-based site-specific water quality criteria.
Site-Specific Water Quality Criteria IAfter site-specific analyses in some water bodies, it may be prudent to develop alternative criteria. Site-specific criteria may be developed to more appropriately regulate sources of pollution while still protecting designated and existing beneficial uses. These new criteria would then be applicable only to the segment for which they were developed. Learn more.