The primary purpose of the Committee is to assist local governments and residents of the Eastern Shore in understanding, protecting, and managing ground water resources, to prepare a ground water resources protection and management plan, to serve as an educational and informational resource to local governments of the Eastern Shore and residents, and to initiate special studies concerning protection of the ground water resource.
The Committee meets monthly to discuss ground water issues and review DEQ-issued ground water permits. Occasionally, the EPA sends projects to the Committee for review as part of a Memorandum of Understanding related to our Sole Source Aquifer designation.
Listed below are the Committee’s Projects:
- Ground Water Award Program
- Educational Programs and Campaigns
- Household Hazardous Waste Collections
- Ground Water Model
- Permit Review and Tracking