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Commission's Responsibilities

The Commission has assumed a coordinating role among the many state and local agencies with programmatic and regulatory responsibilities for water quality and water resources management in Dane County. The Commission also has an advisory role to the Dane County Board and the County Executive. Its statutory responsibilities include conducting or coordinating studies of local surface waters and groundwater, maintaining liaisons with other public agencies involved in protecting or managing water resources, and developing public information programs.

The Commission participates in reviews and makes recommendations regarding of the relevant portions of county agency budgets which have related responsibilities, including the Dane County's Land Conservation Department, Public Works Department and the Sheriff's department.

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