The Surface Water Division deals with the water quality of all intrastate, interstate, and coastal waters. The quality of these waters has a profound effect upon the health and welfare of citizens, wildlife, fish, and aquatic life, as well as domestic, agricultural, industrial, and recreational activities.



Basin Management Branch
Implements Basin Management Approach to help lead MDEQ's water quality protection and restoration initiative.

Nonpoint Source Management Branch
Administers both regulatory and non-regulatory programs to help reduce or eliminate polluted runoff that degrades water bodies in Mississippi.

Water Quality Standards and Special
Projects Branch
Antidegradation Implementation Methods

Construction Branch
Administers MDEQ funded loan programs for wastewater facilities and nonpoint source pollution control projects

Beach Monitoring Program

Water Quality Modeling Branch

Contact Information

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Street Address:
515 E. Amite Street
Jackson, MS 39201
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Mailing Address:
Office of Pollution Control
Surface Water Division
P.O. Box 2261
Jackson, MS 39225-2261