Water Quality Improvement Grant

The purpose of Water Quality Improvement Grant (WQIG) projects is to improve water quality in watersheds with documented water quality impairments. Multiple watershed-based planning documents have been developed, including ADEQ-supported Watershed Improvement Plans, USFS Watershed Restoration Action Plans and NEMO Plans. These plans identify recommended projects and best management practices to improve water quality.

All WQIG projects during the grant cycle must be implemented in areas identified as impaired/not attaining or contributing to an impairment based on the most current available version of ADEQ’s Status of Ambient Surface Water Quality in Arizona.1 Projects impacting a water body and/or pollutant that are not listed as impaired/not attaining are not eligible for WQIG funding.

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