Water Resources Management

Water Resources LogoThe condition of our natural environment influences our health, economic prosperity, and quality of life.  Albemarle County residents seem to recognize the importance of having clean water and healthy streams.  In a 2009 public survey, water resources protection was ranked as the 5th most important local government service out of 38; only quality education and police/fire/rescue services were ranked as more important.

Our fundamental goal is to protect the County's natural capital so that we may pass it on to future generations.  This is done through the implementation of programs that manage surface and groundwater, protect and restore stream corridors, and generally preserve the integrity of our natural environment.

Water Resources Program Elements

 water resources program components

 Learn more about our major programs and projects by clicking on the links located in the navigation bar on the left.

channel in Birnam Basin

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