In 1993, Chemung County realized a need to formulate a strategy to protect and improve water quality. The Chemung County Water Quality Committee was organized to address various water quality impairments. A strategy was written to assist with the implementation of measures to improve and maintain the quality of water in Chemung County. The Chemung County Water Quality Strategy Plan has been updated periodically, most recently in 2007.
The Water Quality Strategy Committee is available to municipalities to assist with improving water quality. Upon request, the committee will review projects, meet with officials and make recommendations. This service is offered to all agencies in Chemung County.