The Water Protection Advisory Board (WPAB) was established by joint ordinance of the Water Authority, the City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County.
The purpose of the WPAB is to:
- Advise the Water Authority, the City and the County on surface and ground water protection concerns;
- Oversee Water Quality Protection Policy and Action Plan;
- Promote consistency in agency efforts to protect surface and ground water quality;
- Advocate effective protection of surface and ground water quality.
The WPAB consists of nine members, two of whom are appointed by the Water Authority, three of whom are appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council, and three of whom are appointed by the County Commission. One member is appointed jointly by the County Commission and the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council.
The WPAB meets on the second Friday of each month at Bernalillo County Public Works, Building N Conference Room, at 8:30 a.m.