Clean Water Act Section 106
The purpose of the Clean Water Act Section 106 is to monitor water quality while preventing and reducing
pollution. The Program has sponsored developments including water quality assessment, planning, monitoring,
water protection, watershed-based planning, and data management. The SCIT’s Water Quality Program has
been collecting data from reservation waters since 2004. The data is used to identify issues such as
pathogens, excess nutrients, and changes in the water quality throughout Tribal Waters. Once issues are
identified the Tribe and partnering agencies can work together to fix the problems identified.