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Tasks in Developing the WIC, WIP & BMP Implementation

The planning process – from developing a Watershed Improvement Coalition, and subsequent smaller decision-making group, Watershed Improvement Committee (WIC) to developing a Watershed Improvement Plan (WIP) and the implementation best management practices (BMPs) mitigating for E. coli – requires multiples tasks.

As an overview of the planning process, the tasks involved begin with developing a Coalition with broad community and agency representation, and then the Watershed Improvement Committee includes WIC volunteer and education training, a preliminary field survey, reconnaissance field surveys, a septic system risk assessment, social surveys, a financial survey, mitigation project identification and selection, watershed improvement plan development, and Phase II project implementation, effectiveness monitoring and adaptive management. The tasks involved in this process are described in greater depth below:

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