The Clean Water Council (CWC) of New Jersey was established in 1967 to serve as an advisory board to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and to improve the Water Pollution Control Program in New Jersey.

  • The Council consists of eighteen (18) appointed members: seven (7) permanent members and eleven (11) members who serve for four year terms. For a listing of current councel members, please click here
  • The Council meets on a monthly basis. For meeting highlights and information, please click here
  • Consistent with the governing statute (N.J.S.A. 58:25-12.h), the Council shall hold at least one public hearing a year regarding exisitng water pollution control statutes and regulations and upon the state of the art and technical capabilities and limitations in water pollution control. Further the Council shall report its recommendations thereon to the Commissioner. For information regarding the most recent public hearing, please click here
  • During Councel meetings, presentations are often given on the topics under discussion. For a historical list of these presentations, please click here


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2019 Clean Water Council Public Hearing -
The New Jersey Clean Water Council (NJCWC) plans to seek public testimony on the practices and approaches of stormwater utilities and how they may be used to help address local flooding, stormwater management and water quality concerns. The hearing is scheduled for Friday, October 25, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm in the NJDEP Public Hearing Room at 401 East State Street, Trenton, New Jersey (or close of testimony, if earlier).
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Past Clean Water Council Meeting Information
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Review Past Public Hearing Information, Transcripts, Letters, and Testimonials