Support for a Northeast Mississippi Regional Water Management Plan

Author(s): Tagert, M.

Water and wastewater infrastructure are national priority issues for economic development, pubic health and environmental concerns. Currently, in predominantly rural states such as Mississippi, water supply infrastructure is operated and maintained largely by many independent small public water systems. Similarly, rural wastewater infrastructure is essentially nonexistent. As new development projects have recently been announced in Northeast Mississippi, regional water and wastewater organizations are critical for Northeast Mississippi Counties to plan, build, operate and maintain the necessary infrastructure to ensure an adequate water supply for the future and adopt a viable rate schedule to be self-sufficient. Recognizing this situation, the Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District (TRVWMD) is formally creating two new multi-county water and sewer organizations within their twelve member Counties. The ‘Tri-County District’ covers Itawamba, Prentiss, and Tishomingo Counties, while the ‘Five-County District’ covers Chickasaw, Clay, Kemper, Lowndes, and Noxubee Counties. All participating Counties have passed resolutions to establish a new Water and Sewer District, and the TRVWMD sought Mississippi State University’s assistance in completing a Water Management Plan for the Tri-County District, which is a requirement of the formal permitting process to establish a new District. This presentation will address the planning process and elements of the Tri-County Water Management Plan, which has a primary emphasis on water supply and contains contributions from various Northeast Mississippi stakeholders such as local, state, federal, and regional agencies and organizations.


Technical Presentations

  • Delta Water Quality
  • Delta Water and Agriculture
  • Wetlands
  • Water Quality
  • Sediments
  • Non-Point
  • Management and Sustainability
  • Wood Treatment
  • Modeling
  • Soil and Water Treatment


Responsible Site Design: Implementing Innovative Stormwater Management Strategies

The primary goal of the workshop is to create a dynamic learning experience that examines the role of stormwater management in the built environment. The workshop will focus on integrating ecologically sound water management approaches into site design. After the workshop, attendees will be familiar with the following concepts and technical issues:

  • Knowledge of the stormwater treatment chain
  • Knowledge of the impact of land use codes on stormwater management
  • Application of a design process that mitigates the effects of stormwater on-site
  • Knowledge of the relationship between land use codes and design for innovative stormwater management


For information contact:
Jessie Schmidt
Box 9680
Mississippi State, MS 39762