Clark County Water Quality is responsible for the protection, preservation, and enhancement of Clark County's water resources for the benefit of present and future generations through pro-active long-term planning, real-time monitoring, community education, regulations, compliance assurance, and working together with the public, federal, state and local agencies.
Clark County Water Quality was established as a result of the Clean Water Act (Federal Water Pollution Control Act), which requires that all activities associated with water pollution be planned and managed through an integrated, area-wide water quality management program. These responsibilities were then delegated to the Clark County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) through Nevada Revised Statue 244A, who have delegated these planning tasks to the Water Quality Team. In September 2010, the Water Quality Planning Team was transferred through an interlocal agreement to the Clark County Water Reclamation District, and works with municipalities, wastewater dischargers, affected industry, and citizens to develop, manage, and ensure compliance with local, state, and federal water quality standards. The Clark County Water Quality Business Plan details the programs responsibilities related to water quality planning, stormwater management, outreach, education and coordination.