Development planning that includes water limits

Strategy 2.1.1: Development planning that includes water limits

Make specific plans to identify and address the limits to development implicit in our water systems that take our groundwater, stormwater, and surface water into account.

Monitor groundwater quantity and quality

Action Item 2.1.1.1: Monitor groundwater quantity and quality

Continue to monitor groundwater quantity (i.e. groundwater surface elevation and flow rates) and quality, and plan for necessary Acton Water District (AWD) service expansion, quality improvements, and well-head protection.
Priority: 
Highest
Timing: 
Ongoing (existing actions or efforts to be continued and expanded)
Primary Inventory Element: 
Natural Resources
Other Inventory Elements: 
Facilities
Land Use
Sustainability
Lead Owner: 
Acton Water District<i> </i>
Health Department<i> </i>
Other Owners: 
Board of Health
Planning Department
Selectmen
Water Resources Advisory Committee

EPA WaterSense fixtures

Action Item 2.1.1.2: EPA WaterSense fixtures

Consider regulatory changes and/or incentives requiring EPA WaterSense fixtures in new construction and major renovations.
Timing: 
Short-Term (complete by 2015)
Primary Inventory Element: 
Natural Resources
Other Inventory Elements: 
Sustainability
Regulatory?: 
Yes
Lead Owner: 
Building Department<i> </i>
Other Owners: 
Acton Water District
Selectmen
Water Resources Advisory Committee
Town Meeting?: 
No

Zoning that includes water quality impacts

Action Item 2.1.1.3: Zoning that includes water quality impacts

Zoning needs to take water quality impacts into consideration; for example, ensuring riparian protection areas, and limiting density and types of use near water resources.
Timing: 
Ongoing (existing actions or efforts to be continued and expanded)
Primary Inventory Element: 
Land Use
Other Inventory Elements: 
Natural Resources
Sustainability
Planning?: 
Yes
Lead Owner: 
Planning Department<i> </i>
Regulatory?: 
Yes
Other Owners: 
Conservation Commission
Natural Resources Department
Planning Board
Water Resources Advisory Committee
Town Meeting?: 
Yes