Water Quality Advisory Group


The Montgomery County Water Quality Advisory Group (WQAG) provides a formal stakeholder group for public involvement in the County's watershed protection and restoration strategies. It includes 15 resident members and 3 non-voting agency members. 

The WQAG provides recommendations to the County Executive and the County Council on water quality management goals and policies, program priorities, and funding. It also provides input primarily by transmitting letters and an annual report. The WQAG was established through Chapter 19, Article IV of the Water Quality Discharge Law. 

WQAG’s mission is to recommend policies, programs, and priorities that protect, maintain, and/or restore the biological, chemical and physical integrity of county streams, rivers, wetlands, groundwater, lakes, and other water resources. WQAG  recommendations are considered in shaping the water resources programmatic directions of the County.



WQAG is comprised of 3 non-voting public agencies and fifteen voting representatives from each of the following community categories:


Water Quality Advisory Board These volunteers provide a valuable service to the community by presenting the concerns and viewpoints of the community sectors they represent on protecting the County's water resources.


Calendar of Advisory Group Activities




Administrative Forms and Links for WQAG Members


County Bills and Codes Concerning the WQAG