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January 19, 2017. State Perspective on Local Water Supply Plans. Local Water Supply Plans. Statutory Requirements. Uses . Common Shortcomings. Q&A. Discussion: . Creating a Regional Water Supply Plan . ID: 618113 Download Presentation

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Department of Environmental Quality

January 19, 2017

State Perspective on Local Water Supply Plans

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Local Water Supply PlansStatutory RequirementsUses Common ShortcomingsQ&ADiscussion: Creating a Regional Water Supply Plan

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§143-355(l) – Local Water Supply PlanningRequires all unit of local governments and large community water systems (>1000 connections or >3000 people) to prepare a Local Water Supply Plan (LWSP)LWSP is an assessment of a water system's current and future water needs and its ability to meet those needsLWSP contains a water shortage response plan, water efficiency plan and surface water transfer worksheets (if needed)

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§143-355(l)

LWSPs consist:

Water System – System Contact, Distribution, Maintenance, and Conservation Programs

Water Use – Service area, Water Use by Types, Water Sales & Purchases, Ground Water Sources, Surface Water Sources, Surface Water Transfers, Water Treatment Facilities and Wastewater Information

System Planning – 50-Year Projections, Future Sale and Purchase Contracts, Future Supply Sources and Plan for Meeting Future Water Supply Needs

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§143-355(m) – State Water Supply PlanningAssures the availability of adequate supplies of good quality water to protect public health and support economic growth.Requires an understanding of both available water resources (sources of supplies) and demands being placed on those resources.

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State Uses

To help systems meet their future water demands

To assist water systems to become more efficient

DWI – Identify Infrastructure funding needs

PWSS - To identify water systems’ that would benefit from technical assistance

To identify interconnections between water systems

To help develop Water Shortage Response Plans

To ensure plan for new development –

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To provide data for modeling to determine the capacity of a stream to meet future water supply needs.

To respond to legislative requests

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http://www.ncwater.org/Water_Supply_Planning/Local_Water_Supply_Plan/

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Common Shortcomings

Inaccurate water use data due to missing or outdated meters

Inaccurate water use data due to shortcomings in record keeping

High volumes of Unaccounted-for water (Non-revenue water)

Outdated and expired contracts to sell and purchase water

Systems over estimating their existing surface and groundwater supplies

Outdated and incomplete water system maps

Lack of system operational history due to staff turnover

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Common Shortcomings

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Common Shortcomings

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Questions?Linwood Peele, SupervisorWater Supply Planning BranchLinwood.Peele@ncdenr.gov919-707-9024

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Discussion Creating a Regional Water Supply Plan

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