"Promoting the economic, social and physical development of Virginia's Middle Peninsula."


The area served by the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission

Groundwater Management Area Expansion Permitting

Expansion of the Eastern Virginia Groundwater Management Area Permitting Requirements

On January 1, 2014 the Eastern Virginia Groundwater Management Area was expanded to include the following additional localities:  the counties of Essex, Gloucester, King George, King and Queen, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Northumberland, Richmond, and Westmoreland, and the areas of Caroline, Fairfax, Prince William, Spotsylvania and Stafford located east of Interstate 95.

As a result, all persons in the expanded area withdrawing or having withdrawn groundwater on or before January 1, 2014 in excess of 300,000 gallons per month (from a well, well system, or pond recharged by groundwater with mechanical assistance) shall apply for an Existing Users Groundwater Withdrawal Permit to continue withdrawals.

To continue your withdrawal as an existing user you must submit a complete Existing Users Application.  The application must meet the requirements in 9VAC25-610-92 and be received by the Groundwater Withdrawal Permitting Program by June 30, 2014. For more information:

DEQ Presentation to MPPDC 2/26/2014

DEQ Website


Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission Meetings

MPPDC Meetings are regularly scheduled for the 4th Wednesday of each month

Next scheduled meeting:

Wednesday, April 23, 2014  

7:00 PM

Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission Boardroom

125 Bowden Street, Saluda, Virginia

April Meeting Packet


Failing Septic System Repair Assistance


Loans & Grants for Septic System Repairs