3 Counties Coordinated Water System Plans

by Jackie Hightower,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Management in the '90s: A Time for Innovation

Abstract: The Coordinated Water System Plan (CWSP) process is a state mandated management tool created to get agencies and utilities to jointly address problems of current and domestic/municipal water supply, based on local needs and resources. The experiences in three counties, Island and Snohomish and King, illustrate how the process works in situations where the water availability and population differ. The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) claims that large water systems dependably distribute higher quality drinking water with lower cost to customers than do small systems.

Subject Headings: Water supply systems | Water quality | Water resources | Municipal water | Resource management | Islands | Claims

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