Editor's note: In case you're interested in keeping tabs on what the state is doing to create a water plan, here's a press release from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division announcing the launching of a new website.
Regional water planning web sites are now available for use by regional water councils and
for any Georgian interested in following the regional and statewide water planning process,
according to Carol A. Couch, Director of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD).
Regional water planning is an important component of the Georgia Comprehensive Statewide
Water Management Plan approved by the Georgia General Assembly in 2008. It applies
regional perspective and priorities to water planning throughout the state.
There are ten regional water planning councils in Georgia, and each consists of 25 members
and three alternates. The people serving on these councils come from many different
backgrounds including local government, business, water utilities, forestry and agriculture.To view the regional web sites, go to www.georgiawaterplanning.org and click on the map of
Georgia. The web sites include public notices, meeting agendas and summaries, news releases
and other planning documents.