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.

But with a growing population, more business and industry, and a changing environment, our region's biggest source of water - groundwater - is being tapped faster than it can recharge. Do you know where your water comes from?

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 that a variety of solutions are possible. Learn more.

Downloadable File
  • Stormwater Reuse Guide & Tools (ZIP)
  • For the internal links between the SWRG and Water Balance Tools to function properly, save the compressed file to your computer, unzip and store all the contents within the same folder.