Tompkins County 2015 Annual Report by the Water Resources Council

The WRC provides a public forum for local communities and stakeholders to address and discuss their water resource concerns...

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The Water Resources Council (WRC) provides a public forum for local communities and stakeholders to address and discuss their water resource concerns. The group’s purpose is to coordinate the water resource related efforts of local government, public and private institutions, agencies and organizations throughout the County.

The WRC updates its Water Quality Strategy every three years. While the Strategy was drafted by a committee of the Council, the full Council was involved in the process at two key meetings.

2015 Water Quality Strategy: Nine Priority Action Items

1. Participate in the update of the NYS Section 303(d) List of Impaired/TMDL Waters.

2. Keep municipal and county officials informed of existing federal/state/local wetland regulations and changes to those regulations.

3. Provide comment on the High Hazard Pipeline Inventory.

4. Encourage completion of watershed assessments on remaining watersheds and disseminate resulting information.

5. Continue participation in DEC’s Modeling Study/TMDL development activities.

6. Develop a systematic approach to data collection and analysis for potential pollutants.

7. Review existing watershed rules and recommend appropriate changes.

8. Develop a workshop for municipal officials on the importance of local actions to protect.

9. Evaluate the level of protection of existing groundwater sources used for municipal and individual supplies.

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