Written by: A.J. Barney, Research Engineer; and Rose Afandi, Tribal Drinking Water Specialist at the Southwest Environmental Finance Center

In this podcast we will discuss the basic of the National Pollutant Discharge (NPDES) permit regulations. We talk to Ben Zimmerman, a data analyst and NPDES permit enforcement coordinator with the Albuquerque Water Authority, about typical permit requirements and program details. Processes for conducting compliance sampling, submitting EPA reports, the available resources, and enforcement are all touched upon in this interview.