Although the County does not own its own water and sewer facilities, the State requires the County to administer a Water & Sewer Plan. This document formulates a plan for providing adequate water supply and sewerage systems, whether publicly or privately owned, to all residents of the County. The Engineering Division is responsible for updating and amending this document. Updates should occur triennially and involve gathering information from the municipalities which own these facilities, the Planning Department and the Wicomico County Health Department. Amendments can occur on an as needed basis to reflect current developments and involve processing an application from a developer or service provider. Both updates and amendments require approval by the County Council and State.