Under Section 604(b) of the federal Clean Water Act, Greater Egypt is contracted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) to implement three programs: development of watershed-based planning, coordination of the Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program (VLMP), and developing programs and educational materials for nonpoint source pollution awareness.
Greater Egypt develops watershed-based plans that are designed to improve water quality by reducing nonpoint source pollution. These plans involve partnerships from various entities to propose management measures to improve water quality.
Greater Egypt coordinates the Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program for fifteen-county region of: Alexander, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union and Williamson. The program recruits volunteers to monitor lakes throughout Illinois using various means.