Water Availability Standard

Local watershed planning stakeholders have identified water supply for rural development as a significant regional water management issue and have obtained a grant from the state of Washington to review the current standards for determining water availability for proposed development (subdivisions, building permits) and determine if there are technically feasible and cost effective methods that could be utilized to evaluate not only the availability but the sustainability of the water supply for a proposed development.

A work group of local stakeholders including local government, home builders, developers, hydrogeologists, realtors, and environmental groups is meeting to develop recommendations for consideration by local decision makers.