Lake Wateree

The Comprehensive Plan contains land use policies for economic development, residential development, rural resource, and conservation protection.  The Comprehensive Plan recognizes that all four land uses apply to Lake Wateree, and there is a potential for these uses to work at cross purposes.  The Comprehensive Plan recommends special land use policies for Lake Wateree to allow for a high quality of life for residential use, and to provide for commercial establishments serving the residential and tourist/recreational communities while preserving water quality and protecting the ecology of the lake and its watershed.  The Lake Wateree Overlay District (LWOD) regulations were written in response to these Comprehensive Plan objectives and in cooperation with Lake Wateree stakeholders.  Key components include: