Local and Regional Water Supply Planning Regulation

Chapter 780, Statutory Authority - §§ 62.1-44.15 and 62.1-44.38:1 of the Code of Virginia, 2005



Integrated Water Resource Managment

This statute establishes a comprehensive water supply planning process for the development of local, regional, and state water supply plans. It was developed by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to implement the mandate of Senate Bill 1221 (2003, c.227, SB1221).

This regulation protects the health, safety and welfare of citizens by requiring local and regional water supply planning. It establishes a basic set of criteria for local or regional water supply plan with respect to the need for environmental protection, future growth and adequate supply for the citizens.