RD169 - Report of the State Water Commission – 2020

Executive Summary:

The State Water Commission (the Commission) is a 15-member legislative body established by statute that is charged with (i) studying all aspects of water supply and allocation problems in the Commonwealth, (ii) coordinating the legislative recommendations of all state entities that have responsibilities with respect to water supply and allocation issues, and (iii) annually reporting its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly and the Governor. In 2020, the Commission met once and heard testimony regarding Eastern Virginia groundwater resources, the Salt Management Strategy program, the HB 1036 Groundwater Trading Work Group, and microplastics.