What is a TMDL?
The goal of the Clean Water Act (CWA) is to restore and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the nation's waters. Pursuant to the requirements of the CWA, the State of Kansas is required to develop a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for all impaired water bodies within the state. A TMDL is a calculation of the maximum amount of pollutant that a water body can receive and still safely meet water quality standards. TMDLs take into account pollution from all sources, including discharges from industry and sewage treatment facilities; runoff from farms, forests and urban areas; and natural sources.
City of Andover Stormwater Department staff monitor the quality of surface water entering and exiting the City's jurisdiction to ensure the City is not contributing to any pollution. Additionally, the data collected by City staff is used to develop new programs within the City to improve water quality.
Click on the map below to review the City's monitoring locations and sampling results via an interactive map.