Ulster County Water Quality Coordinating Committee

Background: Under New York Consolidated Laws, County Law CNT § 220-A, Ulster County Legislature has the power to designate a Water Quality Coordinating Committee (WQCC). This entity is responsible for providing oversight of all water quality programs and related activities in the county, including assessment of the impact of point and non-point source pollution and the appropriateness of monitoring and administrative activities. The WQCC has the responsibility to review and coordinate all county activities which have a substantial impact on water quality management. Resolution No. 445 of 2017 designated the Ulster County Department of the Environment as the County's Water Quality Management Agency. 


Mission: Provide a coordinated and collaborative approach to protect and improve the waters of Ulster County and ensure the resilience of our watershed systems.

Vision: The Ulster County Water Quality Coordinating Committee envisions a resilient watershed system serving the health and welfare of the community and ecosystem within the County and the region.


Participating Agencies and County Departments

Ulster County Department of Environment

Ulster County Department of Health and Mental Health

Ulster County Department of Public Works

Ulster County Planning Department

Ulster County Soil and Water Conservation District

Ulster County Environmental Management Council

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County


Relevant Links:

NYSDEC Ulster County Water Quality Reports


Local Waterfront Revitalization Programs:

City of Kingston LWRP

Town of Esopus LWRP

Village of Saugerties LWRP

EPA Source Water Protection


Contact Info: 

Department of the Environment, (845) 338-7287