Water is at the heart of everything our communities do and need. Water resources are critical to achieve the objectives of the County’s adopted General Plan in maintaining economic prosperity, environmental protection, and our desired rural-agricultural way of life.
Historically, we have supported water purveyors in the County in planning and developing reliable water supplies for continued economic development. Today, we recognize the magnitude of our mission and responsibilities. Facing diverse, yet interrelated water resources challenges, a more comprehensive approach to water resources planning is necessary to achieve sustainability for future generations.
Our outcome-oriented actions need to propel us to secure water supplies, improve drought preparedness, manage stormwater as a resource, support new (renewable) hydropower, provide adequate flood protection, and enhance watershed health and resiliency — all integral elements for prudent, proactive water management planning for the County’s future.