Water Resources Management
Counties face numerous water quality challenges that can be mitigated through various strategies. Protecting drinking water supplies, providing citizens with effective sewage and water infrastructure, restoring wetlands and managing water in situations of drought all remain critical issues facing counties. In addition, counties manage water resources, such as rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, wetlands and various other water bodies.
Counties can protect this water infrastructure through the use of tools such as watershed planning, GIS decision support tools, community-based restoration projects, local policies and various other techniques.
NACo’s water program offers financial and technical assistance to counties in the following areas: Stormwater, Wastewater, Watershed Planning, GIS Decision Support System Tools (including coastal mapping), Wetlands, Coastal Resource Management, and Wetland and Habitat Restoration grant programs.