Hello, and welcome to the website for the Speaker's Task Force on Water Quality. Here you can stay up to date on the committee's activities and progress as well as submit your insights regarding water quality in our state.

The Speaker's Task Force on Water Quality has been created to gather information and make policy recommendations to better assess and improve the quality of both surface water and ground water in our state. It is our goal to listen to a diverse a group of stakeholders so that we can include all perspectives as we move forward. We encourage you to attend one of our hearings and share your input.

To structure our discussion, the Speaker has given us specific areas to focus on. These include identifying the best practices for soil mapping and data collection, determining the sources of contaminants, assess runoff management, investigate remedies that will protect a healthy and stable supply of water, and best practices for designing and constructing wells and septic systems. A more detailed scope statement can be found under the "Our Mission" section of this site.

Thank you to Speaker Vos for allowing us this opportunity to dig deeper into this important issue. We look forward to a constructive, bipartisan discussion that leads to productive policy recommendations. Please do not hesitate to contact my office with any questions or comments. We look forward to hearing from you.


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Rep. Todd Novak