Water Quality Advisory Committee (WQAC)

Please note: The Commission's advisory committees provide a forum for the exchange of information and viewpoints on a variety of issues. Presentations made at public meetings of the Commission's advisory committees are posted on the DRBC web site for the convenience of participants and the public, in order to encourage informed discussion and debate. However, readers are advised that the Commission cannot attest to the accuracy of the information presented by individuals who are not members of the Commission staff. The views and information contained in these materials are those of the presenters and unless stated otherwise in a particular document, have not been endorsed by the Commission or its personnel.

Committee Liaison: John Yagecic, P.E., (609) 883-9500 ext. 271

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DRBC Water Quality Programs

Committee Information

Committee Members

Resolution 2019-03 (pdf; Continues Committee)

Resolution 2012-07 (pdf; Authorizes the Creation of an Expert Panel to Advise the WQAC and the Commission on the Development and Use of a Delaware Estuary Eutrophication Model)

Resolution 2011-03 (pdf; Continues Committee)

Resolution 2003-8 (Continues Committee) and Resolution 2008-11 (pdf; Amends Resolution 2003-8 By Modifying Membership)

Resolution for the Minutes Establishing Consistent Practices Relating to Membership, Record-Keeping and "Green" Meetings for DRBC Advisory Committees (pdf 86 KB; March 2016)

  • Pursuant to the above Resolution for the Minutes, when posted online, presentations and other documents created for use by an advisory committee shall bear the statement "Presented to an advisory committee of the DRBC. Contents should not be published or re-posted in whole or in part without the permission of the author(s) or the committee."
Designated Use Study for the Delaware Estuary

DRBC's Designated Use Study, which is examining whether higher dissolved oxygen levels are achievable and feasible in the Delaware Estuary, is ongoing.

As part of this study, DRBC contracted with Kleinfelder to complete a cost estimation study on reducing effluent levels for ammonia and nitrogen at large treatment plants that discharge to the estuary. Kleinfelder's Draft Technical Memorandum, entitled "Nitrogen Reduction Cost Estimation Study Plant Specific Cost Estimates," was submitted to DRBC and discussed at a July 16, 2020 WQAC meeting. 

Recreational Uses in Water Quality Zone 3 & Upper Zone 4
Meeting Materials and Summaries
4/15/21 4/30/20 3/20/19 3/1/18 5/11/17 1/28/16 3/26/15 11/13/14 9/24/13 12/12/12
  7/28/20  5/14/19 3/29/18 8/24/17 7/28/16 5/5/15   5/31/13 3/21/12
  10/29/20 9/30/19 7/18/18     10/30/15      
  12/3/20 11/14/19              
Archives: Older Meeting Summaries (all pdfs)
2/8/11 3/23/10 3/30/09 7/30/08 3/8/05 4/1/04 3/24-25/03 5/3/01
  6/23/10 6/23/09 10/28/08   6/29/04 7/1/03 7/11/01
  8/3/10 7/21/09     9/21/04 7/29-30/03 10/10/01
    9/15/09     11/23/04 11/6/2003  
    11/17/09     12/14/04    

Presentations from the February 20, 2007 joint meeting with the Monitoring Advisory Committee (link to the presentations on the MACC page)