The Clean Water Trust Oversight Committee oversees the Delaware Clean Water Trust and works to coordinate state programs that impact the quality of the State’s water resources. It serves in an advisory capacity to the Governor and the General Assembly.
Greg Pope, P.E.
Environmental Finance Office
The Committee was created by the Clean Water for Delaware Act (83 Del. Law c. 84), to advise the Governor and the General Assembly, provide oversight of the Clean Water Trust account and publish an annual report and strategic plan for clean water.
The Delaware General Assembly established the Clean Water Trust account, to be funded from the Delaware Safe Drinking Water Revolving Fund, the Delaware Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund and funding related to Resource, Conservation and Development (RC&D) projects undertaken by the Kent, New Castle and Sussex County Conservation Districts.
To encourage local governments, private entities, and farmers to undertake clean water projects that effectively and efficiently reduce pollution in the waters of the State by establishing mechanisms to facilitate planning and financing of such projects at the lowest reasonable costs.
To ensure the greatest environmental return on investment through the management and coordination of financial resources available to the State for drinking water, wastewater, drainage, and other eligible clean water projects which impact the quality of the State’s water resources.
Sec. Shawn M. Garvin (Chair)
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Sec. Josette Manning, Esq.
Department of Health and Social Services
Sec. Rick Geisenberger
Department of Finance
Sec. Michael Scuse
Department of Agriculture
Sec. Nicole Majeski
Department of Transportation
Rep. Debra Heffernan
Chair, Joint Capital Improvement Committee
Sen. John “Jack” Walsh
Vice-Chair, Joint Capital Improvement Committee