The Land Use Clinic, in conjunction with the River Basin Center, helped the City of Jefferson to protect its drinking water supply. The Land Use Clinic wrote municipal legislation to reduce impervious cover (roads, parking lots, buildings and sidewalks) and minimize runoff, which diminishes water quality by filling streams with pollutants and increasing sedimentation, increases the need for expensive water treatment and impacts aquatic habitat.
Baker Roskie, Jamie and Wenger, Seth, "City of Jefferson Curry Creek Water Supply Watershed: Estimate of Existing and Projected Impervious Cover and Assessment of Watershed Protection Provisions" (2007). Land Use Clinic. Paper 14.