Water Supply Planning

Council out front in regional planning




Few of us living in the land of 10,000 lakes would suspect that we need to be concerned about water supply. However, our region's biggest source of water -- groundwater -- is limited. In some areas, this resource is being stressed by a growing population, more business and industry, and a changing environment.

Groundwater modeling conducted by Council water scientists makes it evident that our current approach to water supply is not sustainable. Aquifers are being depleted; lakes, streams, and wetlands are being affected. The good news is a variety of solutions are possible.