The Watershed Management Plan sets forth strategies and recommendations for effective watershed management and stormwater control. The watershed plan provides requirements for local programmatic efforts, including five model ordinances which provide for post-development stormwater management, floodplain management, illicit discharge and illegal connection controls, litter control and stream buffer protection.
The Wastewater Management Plan sets forth strategies for comprehensive wastewater management efforts. The wastewater plan provides for comprehensive wastewater planning to establish future sewer service areas and calls for more intensive management of privately owned septic systems. Additional measures for septic system management, with particular attention on locally defined "critical areas", are also included.
The Water Supply and Water Conservation Management Plan includes a framework for water supply facilities and strategies for resource management. The plan provides for the continued use of existing reservoirs, the completion of three new reservoirs that are in the planning process and three additional reservoirs needed in the future. The plan also calls for the expansion of 28 existing water treatment plants and the construction of six new water treatment plants.
Reports contain a detailed account of the activities and progress of the Metro Water District each budget year, including the status of plan implementation and financial records.
The Metro Water District surveys local governments to review plan implementation progress. The full text of the survey results are compiled in the Plan Implementation Review reports.
The 2010 Water Metrics Report focuses on water supply and wastewater trends from 2000 to 2009 including water withdrawal, wastewater return, and stream water quality data.
The purpose of the 2010 Water and Wastewater Rate Survey is to assess the rates within the Metro Water District and to inventory the region's use of water-conserving rate structures and surcharges.