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Strategy RC2.6: Establish utility service agreements between jurisdictions to limit the extension of public water and sewer infrastructure into priority agriculture areas.

Strategy Description

Many of the region’s prime agricultural areas are located in river valleys adjacent to expanding cities and towns. The extension of water and sewer to these areas can lead to more intense land uses that are not compatible with agricultural operations. In order to ensure the continuation of lower-density land uses, utilities should not be extended to areas where there are concentrations of working farms and prime agricultural soils.

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Farmland Conversion | Image Credit: Farmland Values Project


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