Water Quality Protection and Restoration Program and Land Stewardship Initiatives
- The Water Quality Protection and Restoration Program and Land Stewardship Initiatives (WQPRP) was created by Suffolk County Resolution 659-2002 and is funded under the Suffolk County ¼% Drinking Water Protection Program for Environmental Protection (Fund 477).
- Suffolk County Resolution 770-2007 enacted Local Law No. 24-2007, “A Charter Law Extending and Accelerating the Suffolk County ¼% Drinking Water Protection Program for Environmental Protection”, which, by voter approval, extended this program through November 30, 2030.
- An additional 0.5% share of the ¼% sales tax fund was implemented on December 1, 2007 to fund WQPRP, thus raising the portion of the ¼% sales tax revenues apportioned to the WQPRP from 11.25% to 11.75%.
- The WQPRP provides for funding to protect and restore water resources throughout the County. This includes both surface and ground water. Projects must be sponsored by the County.
The following are the categories of projects eligible for funding under the WQPRP:
- Nonpoint Source Abatement and Control & Pollution Prevention Initiatives
- Aquatic Habitat Restoration Projects
- Projects to Implement No-Discharge Zones
- Programs for Education and Outreach
- Land Stewardship Initiatives
Suffolk County Water Quality Protection and Restoration Program (WQPRP) Review Committee
Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Suffolk County Water Quality Protection and Restoration Program (WQPRP) Review Committee will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 3:30 pm.
The meeting will be held in the 2nd Floor Planning Library/Conference Room at the H. Lee Dennison Building, located at 100 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, N.Y. 11788.
Language Access Services are available for free to Limited-English Proficient individuals. Requests for telephonic interpretation services or other special needs must be communicated in writing or by telephone to the EDP Language Access Designee at least three business days prior to the meeting. Contact: Jeffrey Kryjak, Department of Economic Development and Planning, H. Lee Dennison Bldg., 11th Floor, 100 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY, 11788. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org