Statewide Water Quality Management Working Group

The Statewide Water Quality Management Working Group (WQMWG) is an advisory committee to ADEQ’s AZPDES Individual Permits Unit. The Working Group includes Section 208 Designated Planning Agencies (DPA), as well as several other state agencies.

Each of the DPAs has developed a Water Quality Management Plan (208 plan) for their region.  A key responsibility of the Working Group is to review 208 plan amendments at the meetings and make recommendations to ADEQ on 208 plan amendments.

At the meetings, the group also discusses water quality issues of regional or statewide interest and facilitates regional coordination with other entities, such as the Arizona Corporation Commission, the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority, and the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

When appropriate, Working Group members may help disseminate information to local interests, such as municipal managers, elected officials, Designated Management Agencies, private wastewater facilities, consultants and others. 

Water Quality Management Working Group meetings are tentatively scheduled for 10 a.m. on the second Tuesday of even-numbered months at:

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
1110 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007

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Water Quality Management Planning Funding Now Available | Applications Due by Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, 5 p.m.

ADEQ is pleased to announce funding opportunities for the 604(b) Water Quality Management Program for State Fiscal Year FY2019. Project proposals should be focused on water quality management planning, not projects on-the-ground. Funding is available in the amount of $60,000. As the funds are reimbursement-based, monthly or quarterly reporting is required.

Eligible entities include regional planning agencies, council of governments, counties, conservation districts, and cities and towns. ADEQ is seeking project proposals from eligible applicants that will address the following criteria:

  • Low Impact Development
  • Flood Control
  • Infrastructure
  • Stormwater Infiltration
  • Septic Upgrades
  • Streambank Stabilization
  • Education and Outreach
  • Pet Waste Removal

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