Part 1: Guidelines | IV. Drinking Water Assessment

Linking Water Supply with the Land Use Element - Managing the amount and location of growth and development​

Linking Water Supply with the Land Use Element – Managing the amount and location of growth and development
  • ​The size, location and type of present and future growth should be planned to take into account water supply issues. In other words, growth should go where the water supply source can support it. This determination should be based on the adequacy assessments mentioned in subsection IV.B., Assessment Approaches/Methodologies, and should be depicted on land use and other maps.
  • ​Phasing of growth is necessary if additional resources must be developed or made available to serve development that is presently precluded by a lack of water or water infrastructure.
  • Environmental impacts of growth (e.g., wastewater, stormwater, air pollution) can affect comprehensive plan recommendations for regulatory and land use mechanisms to protect drinking water resources. These water quality protection policies are impacted directly by the size and location of future growth areas and indirectly by the availability of wastewater treatment capacity and nutrient caps.

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