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 Management Agency. Resolution No. 445 of 2017 designated the Ulster County Department of the Environment as the County's Water Quality Management Agency. The Department of the Environment, as the Agency, convenes the Ulster County Water Quality Coordinating Committee (WQCC). This Committee 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.


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.

Ulster County Water Quality Coordinating Committee's current meeting schedule for 2022 is posted below.

February 14th, 2022

April 11th, 2022 - Open to local partners

June 13th, 2022

August 8th, 2022 - Open to local partners

October 17th, 2022 

December 12th, 2022 - Open to local partners

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


Recent Meeting Agendas

February 2022

December 2021

October 2021 

August 2021 -canceled

June 2021

April 2021 (including presentation and notes)

February 2021

December 2020

October 2020 (including presentation and notes)

August 2020

June 2020

February 2020


Annual Reports:




Contact Info: 

Department of the Environment, (845) 338-7287