Utilities, Infrastructure, and Public Services

Water Infrastructure

The term ―water infrastructure means drinking water treatment plants, sewer lines, drinking water distribution lines, and storage facilities that ensure protection of public health and the environment.

Water infrastructure planning may include investments in drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater systems support the sustainability of communities and can be sustained by the community over the long term. Activities may include: evaluation of water infrastructure needs and attendant long-term cost burdens that are associated with strategies for investment in other sectors (e.g., transportation and housing); asset management or capital finance planning within water sector utilities or across infrastructure sectors to coordinate investments in pursuit of sustainability goals and cost efficiency.

The water infrastructure throughout the region will be examined to determine if the current stormwater systems can support the communities that they are designed for. Also, the feasibility of using water more efficiently and reusing water will be assessed. Water is one of our most valuable resources.  The environmental impact of transportation and housing has on surface and groundwater will be assessed.