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Water Quality Management

DEC uses an integrated approach to keep New York's lakes, rivers, and streams clean. The programs outlined below work together to manage sources of water pollution, reduce the amount of specific pollutants, and improve and protect the water quality in targeted waterbodies and watersheds.

Managing Sources of Pollution

Reducing Pollutants

Protecting Waters & Watersheds

The following funding programs help to keep water clean:

For information about all of DEC's grant programs, visit the Grants Applications web page.

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