Master Plans are a community driven documents that provides leaders and residents with a vision of their future physical development. These plans guide decisions and are regularly evaluated as conditions within the community change. In Michigan, Master Plans are the basis for zoning ordinances which are laws. Zoning must be based on a reasonable community plan. So while Master Plans are guides, they are also the legal foundation for local land use laws. Most St. Clair County communities use Master Plans. A compendium of these plans can be found at the link below.
This Watershed Management Plan (WMP) was developed for the purposes of fulfilling Phase II storm water requirements for local public entities and to provide a comprehensive storm water management plan that will improve and protect water quality across the land area known as St. Clair County's Northeastern Watersheds (NEW).
The Minnesota Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment promotes greater coordination among the state's water management agencies by establishing the MN Water Management Framework, which outlines the collaborative approach among agencies and clarifies the different management roles of the multiple state agencies.
The CTC source protection plan protects water for residents of Toronto, Credit Valley, and Central Lake, Ontario. The plan outlines enforcement policies and land-use specific requirements for source water protection.
The Minnesota Department of Health Source Water Protection webpage provides communities with resources to help protect source water. MDH provides pages with regulations, laws, source water assessments, geospatial data, and source water protection grants.
The Hamilton-Halton Source Region in Ontario contains communities that source water from Lake Ontario and underground aquifers. The source protection plan outlines policies and actions to protect the region's drinking water from potential contamination.
The Essex Source Region in Ontario contains communities that source water from Lake St. Clair, Detroit River, and Lake Erie. The source protection plan outlines policies and actions to protect the region's drinking water from potential contamination.
Ohio's Soil and Water Conservation page provides organizational information and links to specific programs.
The Illinois EPA wellhead protection page provides information on implementing a wellhead protection plan, and provides contact information for IL EPA wellhead protection professionals.