About the Water Council

Responsible for advising the state Water Division, hearing appeals and reviewing administrative rules.

RSA 21-0:7 establishes a Water Council consisting of 16 members representing various public and private interests of the state as well as a number of state agencies.

Duties of the Water Council

  • To consult with and advise the Director of the Water Division with respect to policy, programs, goals, and operations of the Water Division other than those relating to wetlands under RSA 482-A, and the Shoreland Water Quality Protection Act under RSA 483-B, with particular emphasis on long-range planning and public education.
  • To hear and decide administrative appeals from Department decisions relative to the functions and responsibilities of the Water Division other than decisions made under RSA 482-A relative to wetlands and under RSA 483-B relative to the Shoreland Water Quality Protection Act.
  • To review all rules proposed by the Water Division, other than rules implementing RSA 482-A relative to wetlands and RSA 483-B relative to the Shoreland Water Quality Protection Act.

Contact Us

Non-Appeals Related

Water Council
c/o NHDES, Water Division
29 Hazen Drive
PO Box 95
Concord, NH 03302-0095
Attn: Water Council Secretary
(603) 271-3434

Appeals Related

Water Council
c/o NHDES, Water Division
29 Hazen Drive
PO Box 95
Concord, NH 03302-0095
Attn: Water Council Secretary
(603) 271-2464