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208 Water Quality Management Advisory Committee

Also known as:
208 Wastewater Management Advisory Committee
Active dates:1978-

The Committee is to assist the Metropolitan Council with water quality management planning.


In 1977, the U.S. Congress reaffirmed the goal of the 1972 amendments to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act. Congress restated that:

  • By 1983, the nation's waters should be clean enough for swimming and fishing; and
  • By 1985, all discharge of pollutants into our waters should be eliminated.

Through Section 208 of the Act (P.L. 92-500), planning agencies throughout the nation have been funded to establish comprehensive water quality management programs for controlling point source pollution, such as municipal and industrial wastewater; and nonpoint source pollution, such as urban stormwater and agricultural runoff.

Under the law, states or local governments and interested citizens are working through a designated planning agency to develop a management plan to meet water quality goals. The Metropolitan Council is the designated 208 planning agency for the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. (information in this section is from the April, 1979 report below)

Advisory to:

Chairman: Alexander Dean


  • Bill Barbeau
  • Carol Bradley
  • Robert Buckler.
  • Ken Carr Milton Christensen
  • Joel Christopherson
  • Marylyn Deneen
  • Scott Dickman
  • William J. Dilks
  • John Ditmore
  • William Downing
  • Robert A. Ebert
  • Jack Flynn
  • Joseph Fox
  • Alison Fuhr
  • William H. Gary
  • Rodney W. Hale
  • Daniel A. Hartmann
  • Roger Peterson
  • James Ruane
  • Thomas Segar David Sellergren
  • Lawrence Seymour
  • Bert Sletten
  • Richard Soderberg
  • William Wallrich
Note: The Legislative Reference Library may have additional reports on or by this group available through our catalog.
News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1978.
Record last updated: 09/21/2021

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