County Water Quality Coordinating Committees

In the 1990's non-point source pollution (NPS) as a land use issue was recognized as one of the greatest threats to water quality throughout the country. To combat this complicated issue, each county in New York State was tasked to form a County Water Quality Coordinating Committee (WQCC) to produce and implement a County Water Quality Strategy addressing NPS issues. These counties committees are made up of staff from local and state governments, County Planning, Health and Highway Departments and local environmental groups, and all work together to better the water quality in their county.

Partner Programs

  • Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program
  • Envirothon
  • Salmon in the Classroom

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