Protect and preserve our available water supply and extend it into the next century
Communities along the hardest working river in the Carolinas have an approaching problem. Without significant effort to manage water consumption, this generation could see a time when there will not be enough water flowing in the Catawba-Wateree River to support more people moving into the heart of North or South Carolina. Not enough water to support new jobs. Not enough water to produce more electricity to drive new industry. Not enough water to ensure the quality of life we currently enjoy.
The Catawba-Wateree Water Management Group has worked with stakeholders for more than four years to address this complex issue. Through much collaboration, they have designed a basin-wide Water Supply Master Plan (WSMP) that can help ensure our water supply will fully support the growing needs of the region into the next century.
The Water Supply Master Plan is the most significant water supply management and planning endeavor undertaken in the Catawba-Wateree River Basin since original construction of the eleven-reservoir system in the 1900s. Once implemented, it will provide the following regional benefits.
The Water Supply Master Plan includes: