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Mountain Island Lake Memorandum of Understanding (MILMOU)
... for protection of water quality

      Communities surrounding Mountain Island Lake are working together
      to ensure protection of the  quality and usability of this valuable resource.

2006 Mountain Island Lake Symposium

More than 200 people from 28 organizations and governmental jurisdictions took part in the Mountain Island Lake Symposium held on March 16, 2006.


 Main Goals


(1) Reaffirm the importance of Mountain Island Lake as
     a valuable resource for sustaining our communities

(2) Gain an understanding of efforts to date and future 
     opportunities for protecting Mountain Island Lake.  

(3) Develop a strategy and process for expanding
     cooperative efforts to include Lake Wylie.          

Workshop Materials (PDF format)  The Mountain Island Lake Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed in 2004. Officials from ten communities, jurisdictions and agencies pledged to prevent future degradation of this high quality drinking water source. The MOU describes how to achieve coordinated water protection efforts and provides a framework for developing recommended measures to enhance water quality.


MILMOU Partners

Centralina Council of Governments
City of Charlotte
City of Gastonia
City of Mount Holly
Gaston County
Lincoln County
Mecklenburg County​
• Mountain Island Lake Marine Commission
Town of Huntersville
Town of Cornelius

 Mountain Island Lake supplies drinking water to 800,000 residents.

Following the signing of the MOU, the work group developed the Mountain Island Lake Watershed Protection Guidelines.

The Guidelines provide jurisdictions around the lake with water protection strategies for use at their discretion. As the Mountain Island Lake watershed continues to develop, effective, collaborative efforts for protecting water quality will become increasingly important.


The regional partnership
guides lakeside development
to protect water quality


For more information contact:
Rusty Rozzelle
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services​
Mecklenburg County Water Quality Program