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Water Quality Protection and Restoration Program

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


The Next WQPRP Meeting will be held during 2022; date TBD

All meetings are open to the public

Suffolk County Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901