MDE is committed to continuing to improve our effectiveness using the "MDEstat" data-driven management oversight process to track enforcement activity. In 2011 and 2010 combined, we took 2,591 enforcement actions and obtained administrative or civil penalties in the amount of nearly $4 million related to water violations. We publish and post on the MDE web page an annual enforcement report covering the activities of all of our enforcement programs including the eight related to water. These efforts are paying off. Water enforcement actions have increased from 752 in 2008 to nearly 1,100 in 2011.