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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2020 Clean Water Council Public Hearing -
The New Jersey Clean Water Council (NJCWC) is soliciting public testimony focused on how to address the presence of PFAS in discharges to surface water (both direct and indirect) and the management of the application of biosolids that may also contain PFAS. The virtual hearing is scheduled for Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (or close of testimony, if earlier). Please direct questions about the hearing to CWC@dep.nj.gov. Click here for more information.
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Past Clean Water Council Meeting Information
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