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Canal Water Quality Committee

South Bethany Canal Water Quality Committee

South Bethany Canal Water Quality Committee (SBCWQC)
Chairperson: Frank Weisgerber


The South Bethany Water Quality Committee was formed in June 2007.

Mission & Purpose

To improve water quality within the South Bethany canal network with the goal of making the South Bethany Canals “fishable and swimmable.”

Scope of Work

  • Educate the community on canal water quality issues and provide them with strategies that can be used to help clean up the canals.
  • Work with the Town, State, and Federal Government to eliminate pollutants entering our canals.
  • Review current Town Ordinances and, if necessary, create new ones that would eliminate pollutants entering our canals.
  • Partner with other organizations working on clean water initiatives.


  • Frank Weisgerber, Chair
  • Dave Wilson
  • Colin Chasler
  • Kent Stephan
  • George Junkin (non-voting member)
  • Gary Lessing (non-voting member)
  • Chris Vanuga (non-voting member)
  • Mark Strauss (non-voting member)

Important Documents

Historical Reports

Summary of Projects

Homeowner Education

Upcoming Meetings:

No events

Past Meetings:


Photo of a South Bethany Canal