WALWORTH COUNTY: Water Conservation Plan

Purpose

The Walworth County Land Use and Resource Management Department will develop and publish a county wide Water Conservation Plan and launch a public outreach campaign to gain public support for the plan. Walworth County will also hire a contractor to develop ground watershed maps for six lakes: Delavan, Mill, Middle, Green, Pleasant and Silver. The final report will contain the following elements: 1) A Walworth County Water Conservation Plan; 2) a discussion and list of the outreach efforts to local communities regarding the \201CWater Star Community\201D designation; 3) Ground watershed maps for six lakes; 4) Surface watershed maps for all Walworth County lakes and 5) a summary of the 5 presentations made to county governmental groups, including the Walworth County Board of Supervisors, the Walworth County Intergovernmental Council, and the Land Conservation Committee. A formal poster session presentation will be submitted to the 2015 annual Wisconsin Lakes Partnership convention. Two paper copies and one electronic copy of the final plan will be provided to the department. Exact details for all deliverables are described in the project description of grant application.

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Lakes Grant
Large Scale Lake Planning
LPL-1527-13
2013
Complete
 
Reports and Documents
The Water Conservation Plan was prepared using the recommendations, input and guidance provided by residents of Walworth County. Lake residents were interested in shaping the content and format of the Plan. Most residents weighing-in on the Plan, recommended a voluntary approach, rather than a regulatory program for water conservation in Walworth County.
 
Activities & Recommendations
Lakes Planning Grant
Information and Education
Grant Awarded
The Walworth County Land Use and Resource Management Department will develop and publish a county wide Water Conservation Plan and launch a public outreach campaign to gain public support for the plan. Walworth County will also hire a contractor to develop ground watershed maps for six lakes: Delavan, Mill, Middle, Green, Pleasant and Silver. The final report will contain the following elements: 1) A Walworth County Water Conservation Plan; 2) a discussion and list of the outreach efforts to local communities regarding the \201CWater Star Community\201D designation; 3) Ground watershed maps for six lakes; 4) Surface watershed maps for all Walworth County lakes and 5) a summary of the 5 presentations made to county governmental groups, including the Walworth County Board of Supervisors, the Walworth County Intergovernmental Council, and the Land Conservation Committee. A formal poster session presentation will be submitted to the 2015 annual Wisconsin Lakes Partnership convention.
Project Deliverable
county wide Water Conservation Plan
Informational Meetings
Watershed Mapping or Assessment