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Purpose of the Water Resources Plan

The purpose of the Water Resources Plan is to evaluate existing growth and anticipated future development and consider any impacts to, and demands on, water resources, drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater.

PLAN PURPOSE

 

ü        The purpose of the Water Resources Plan is to evaluate existing growth and anticipated future development and consider any impacts to, and demands on, water resources, drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater.

 

ü        The Water Resources Plan provides growth guidance expressed as goals, policies, and strategies to address water quality impacts associated with land use in the county.

 

ü        The creation of this Water Resources Plan will assure that the Prince George’s County’slly integratesGeneralwater resourcePlanissuesfu and planning solutions into its overall mission and addresses the

 

relationship between planned growth a demands and capacities.

 

 

ü        This Water Resources Plan shows how drinking water supplies, wastewater effluents, and stormwater runoff can be anticipated and

 

managed to support planned and existing growth.

ü        Water resource limitations include finite source water supplies and thresholds on wastewater and stormwater discharge based on the

 

assimilative capacity of the receiving watersheds.

 

ü        The identification of limitations and/or opportunities in the planning process ensures that the Water Resources Plan is realistic and  environmentally

 

The purpose of the Water Resources Plan is to:

 

ü        Ensure a safe and ample supply of drinking water from both surface and groundwater sources and adequate treatment of wastewater.

 

ü        Minimize the nutrient loading impacts to our groundwater, streams, rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay from the uses we employ on our land.

 

ü        Improve data collection and promote a watershed planning process to achieve a desirable balance of sustainable growth and preservation of the Chesapeake Bay.

 

ü        Provide water resources data that can be transparently interpreted to establish growth area boundaries, inform land-use recommendations, and target preservation/ conservation/restoration areas.

 

ü        Drinking Water Supply'Production capacity of drinking water supply facilities; protection of source waters, headwaters, aquifers, and the quality and quantity of receiving waters; water appropriation permit limits; and drinking water resource availability during drought.

 

ü        Wastewater Treatment'Treatment and allowable discharge capacity of wastewater systems; wastewater management through alternate distribution technologies; inspection and maintenance of existing and proposed public and private wastewater systems; location and implementation of advanced wastewater treatment septic systems; expansion or restriction of public sewer systems; and prevention of public sewer overflows and wastewater treatment system failures.

 

ü        Stormwater Management'Current and proposed stormwater management systems and practices; water quality protection in receiving waters, headwaters, wetlands, aquifers and groundwater; stream morphology, ecosystems, woodlands and tree canopy preservation and restoration; policy support and implementation strategies for environmental site design; support for conservation, preservation, and restoration programs; and community engagement and education to maintain and/or improve water quality.

 


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