RSA 21-0:7 establishes a 16-member water council consisting of representatives from various public and private interests of the state as well as a number of state agencies.
Duties of the council are:
- To consult with and advise the director of the water division with respect to the policy, programs, goals, and operations of the division other than those relating to wetlands under RSA 482-A, with particular emphasis on long-range planning for the division and on education of the public relative to the functions of the division, on a continuing basis.
- To hear and decide all appeals from department decisions relative to the functions and responsibilities of the water division other than department decisions made under RSA 482-A relative to wetlands.
- To review all rules proposed by the water division, other than rules implementing RSA 482-A relative to wetlands.