VSP Critical Aquifer Recharge Areas Resources
The goal of establishing critical aquifer recharge areas (CARA) is to protect the functions and values of a community’s drinking water by preventing pollution and maintaining supply. Get resources for incorporating critical aquifer recharge areas into your Voluntary Stewardship Program.
How to protect groundwater resources
The Growth Management Act defines CARAs as “areas with a critical recharging effect on aquifers used for potable water.” The following steps characterize where groundwater resources are important to understanding how to protect them.
We can provide technical assistance to local governments working to protect the functions and values of a community’s drinking water by preventing pollution and maintaining supply. Our Critical Aquifer Recharge Areas Guidance Document helps you understand what is required for protecting local groundwater resources under the Growth Management Act.
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