Centralina’s region is located within two water basins: the Catawba and the Yadkin Pee Dee. Issues and opportunities related to water quality and quantity run throughout the region and are not limited by jurisdictional boundaries. It is a resource where the region can work together to promote and protect. Over the years Centralina has been involved in a variety of water related issues, primarily as program and grant administrators and occasionally as subject matter experts. Centralina currently is responsible for the administration of the Lake Wylie Marine Commission. Staff also is involved in local watershed planning and similar projects that convene local, state, and federal stakeholders around water resource issues. Centralina recognizes the value of this resource and continues to examine other ways to establish partnerships to further enhance our region’s water resources.

Water Infrastructure Planning & Financing: A Workshop for Rethinking, Reinvesting & Reinvigorating Our Water Systems

On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, Centralina COG hosted a workshop for elected officials, public utilities directors, local government staff and private sector representatives.  The workshop focused on issues and challenges our community’s water systems are facing and what tools and resources are available to begin addressing these challenges.

Speakers included:

  • Jim Prosser, CCOG
  • Mayor Miles Atkins, Mayor of Mooresville
  • Mark Cline, Charleston Water System
  • Steve Cavanaugh, Cavanaugh & Associates
  • Seth Robertson, NC Division of Water Infrastructure

Regional Water Workshop Agenda

Water Infrastructure Workshop Presentations



The Catawba-Wateree River is a significant water supply source for this region. A Master Plan has been developed to help us all understand the supply limitations and what we can do to meet our needs. A webinar sponsored by Centralina COG was held on Monday, October 27, 2014,11 a.m.– Noon to provide a “deeper dive” discussion of the Catawba-Wateree Water Supply Master Plan, what the Plan is and isn’t, expected next steps and role for local governments in the Centralina Region, both in the Catawba River Basin and in adjacent basins.

Speakers included:
• Barry Gullet: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department & Chair Catawba-Wateree Water Management Group
• Jeff Lineberger: Duke Energy Carolinas & Secretary/Treasurer of Catawba-Wateree Water Management Group
• Kevin Mosteller: HDR Engineering

Links to related resources:
Webinar recording CLICK HERE
Slide presentation CLICK HERE
Executive Summary & More Master Plan Information https://www.catawbawatereewmg.org/water-supply-master-plan/ 

Mountain Island Lake Marine Commission

The Mountain Island Lake Marine Commission dissolved on June 30, 2014.

Lake Wylie Marine Commission

Established in 1987, the Lake Wylie Marine Commission is a federally established body of citizens appointed by the governments of the three counties that border Lake Wylie – Gaston and Mecklenburg counties in North Carolina and York County in South Carolina.

The commission has nine members with three members each appointed by the Gaston and Mecklenburg Board of Commissioners and the York County Council. Each county provides equal funding annually for the Commission’s work.

Its role is to represent the citizens of those counties and other Lake Wylie stakeholders to protect and preserve Lake Wylie and its shoreline, to encourage its safe use and enjoyment, and to protect Lake Wylie as a high quality resource and asset for the region.

The Marine Commission’s authority includes all matters relating to or affecting the use of Lake Wylie and its shoreline area within all three counties to 1,000 feet from the full pond level of 569.4 feet. The shoreline area includes all islands within Lake Wylie and all peninsulas extending into the waters of Lake Wylie. However, the Commission’s authority is limited by the statutes establishing the Commission and is subject to all supervening provisions of law and may not conflict with or supersede provisions of general or special acts or regulations of either State or other higher government agencies.

You can learn more by visiting http://www.lakewyliemarinecommission.com/ or contacting Emily Parker at 704-688-6507 or eparker@centralina.org.