Resolution 2019-95, A Resolution Updating the Purpose and Activities of the Water Policy Advisory Committee 

The Water Policy Advisory Committee (WPAC) consists of 12 volunteer members appointed by the Santa Fe County Board of County Commissioners (BCC). Members must reside within the exterior boundaries of the County.

Membership includes, where practicable:

  • A member from a Mutual Domestic Water Consumer’s Association
  • A member from a Soil and Water Conservation District
  • A member from an Acequia Association
  • A member from the Estancia Planning Area
  • A member from the Galisteo Planning Area
  • A member from the Central Water Planning Area
  • A member from the Northern Planning Area
  • A member from the Buckman Direct Diversion Board
  • The remaining membership will be a balance chosen by the BCC from their respective districts

WPAC tasks include the following:

  • Make recommendations on water issues to the BCC
  • Assist the County in addressing proposed aquifer storage and recharge activities and projects
  • Explore the concept of a regional water authority
  • Make recommendations on drought management
  • Recommend updates to the County's ordinances, policies, and plans related to water issues

WPAC Meeting Information

The Water Policy Advisory Committee holds regularly scheduled meetings on the second Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m. via Webex. For a complete list of meeting materials, view the information below or visit the County's Calendar of Events.

WPAC Staff Liaison

Paul Choman 
Utilities Division Director 

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