It is the Mission of the Sutton County Underground Water Conservation District to preserve and optimize our groundwater resources for the use by current and future residents of the District.
STATEMENT OF GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Due to the negligible amount of surface water in Sutton County, the population depends primarily on groundwater resources. This vital water supply sustains the local economy and environment and therefore the protection and conservation of groundwater is of utmost importance to the District. The entire regional area is impacted by the local management of this resource, making its prudent management even more essential. The District places a high priority on the right of ownership of groundwater and believes cost effective and judicious management of this precious commodity is best served by a locally-elected board. The understanding of local conditions promotes the most responsible management of groundwater resources in the District.