Supports water conservation and essential ecosystem management.
Position In Brief:
The League of Women Voters of Volusia County supports efforts to conserve and protect our water supply as an essential part of ecosystem management.
[adopted May 14, 2016 and re-adopted May 16, 2020]
These efforts include:
- The County Council's continued implementation of Volusia County's stormwater management ordinance.
- LWVVC's continued participation in the LWV Coalition to monitor the St. Johns River Water Management District.
- LWVVC supports coordinated management to protect Volusia County's aquifer and the recharge area.
- Establishment of a county-wide entity to govern water usage.
- Recognizing that stormwater basins and sub-canal systems cross city/community boundaries, LWVVC believes that Volusia County should be primarily responsible for their maintenance.
- LWVVC supports both county and local stormwater fees.
- LWVVC supports continued and expanded use of re-claimed water.
- Local municipalities should include streetsweeping in their stormwater management plans to minimize pollution by debris in collection systems and basins.
- In addition to preventing flooding, effective stormwater management plans must provide for:
- reduction of pollutants entering the waterways.
- reduction of desalination of salt water tributaries in the county.
- reclamation of stormwater to reduce the demands on the aquifer.
- reduction of runoff pollution entering the aquifer.
League to which this content belongs:Volusia County