The Lower Flint-Ochlockonee Regional Water Planning Council adopted the following statement to describe its vision for the future of the planning region’s water resources:
The Lower Flint-Ochlockonee Water Planning Council will manage water resources in a sustainable manner to support the region’s economy, to protect public health and natural systems, and to enhance the quality of life for the region’s citizens.
The Council adopted the following goals to support its vision:
- Ensure access to water resources for existing and future water users in the Lower Flint-Ochlockonee region.
- Sustain the region’s aquifers, most particular the Floridan aquifer, the Claiborne, the Clayton, and the Cretaceous, in a healthy condition that will continue to support the natural systems and economic activities of the Lower Flint-Ochlockonee region.
- Maintain the production-agriculture-based economy of the Lower Flint-Ochlockonee Water Planning region.
- Support sustainable economic growth in the Lower Flint-Ochlockonee Water Planning region.
The regional vision and goals were used by the Council to guide the development of this plan.