Clean Water Council
New and noteworthy
The next Clean Water Council meeting is scheduled for April 21, 2014. For more information, see the meeting agenda.
Clean Water Council 2012 Biennial Report to the Legislature (updated January 2013)
The Clean Water Council was created through the Clean Water Legacy Act which was signed into law June 2, 2006. The Council’s role is to advise on the administration and implementation of the Clean Water Legacy Act, including:
- Fostering coordination among public agencies and private entities to ensure cooperation with relevant plans and programs.
- Prioritization strategies for TMDLs, restoration and protection activities.
- Development of appropriate processes for expert scientific review.
- Development of education and participation strategies for citizens and stakeholders.
The Council's Mission, Authority and Organizing Principles further defines how the Council seeks to work with Minnesotans in pursuit of Clean Water. The Clean Water Council's 2013-14 Work Plan includes the priority categories the Council will focus on in the next two years, along with the associated strategies, activities, timelines and desired outcomes.
Governor Dayton appoints a new council member
Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Patrick Shea to the Clean Water Council as a representative of City Governments. Patrick is the Public Services Director for the City of St. Cloud and brings 19 years of water quality experience in wastewater, drinking water, and stormwater treatment to the Council. Patrick’s term begins on March 1, 2014.
Clean Water Council’s 2012 Clean Water Fund recommendation
At the February 27, 2012, council meeting, members recommended that $6 million from the Clean Water Fund be appropriated in 2012 for nonpoint source protection and restoration implementation.
If you have questions about the Clean Water Council, please contact:
Barb Peichel, Clean Water Council Coordinator
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul MN 55155
Mike McKay, Clean Water Council Chair
406 Main Street
Red Wing, MN 55066