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The Water Resources Program at the Department of Ecology works to protect and manage the water resources of the state of Washington by providing a host of services such as:
- The processing of water right applications,
- Monitoring surface and groundwater use to assure water availability for people, farms and fish,
- Ensuring compliance with permit conditions, laws and rules,
- Collecting and storing water related information,
- Developing policies and procedures, providing technical assistance to the public,
- Supporting watershed planning, and
- Regulating water well drilling.
About 85 percent of the work of the program is currently funded through taxpayer revenue.
>> Learn more about Water Rights in Washington
>> Learn more about General Fund budget cuts reduce processing of water right applications statewide
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