"Georgia manages water resources in a sustainable manner
to support the state’s economy, to protect public health and natural
systems, and to enhance the quality of life for all citizens."
Policy statement from the
Comprehensive Statewide Water
Management Planning Act
signed by Governor Sonny Perdue on May 13, 2004.
The Water Council is a coordinating committee created by the Comprehensive Statewide Water Management Planning
Act. According to the Act, the Water Council’s purpose is to:
- Ensure coordination,
cooperation and communication among state agencies and
their water-related efforts in the development of a comprehensive
statewide water management plan
- Provide input to the Environmental
Protection Division (EPD) of the Georgia Department of
Natural Resources concerning development of the plan
modify if necessary, and approve the final draft of the
- Recommend such proposed plan for consideration
by the General Assembly
EPD is charged with developing the first statewide water plan and presenting it to the Water Council no later than July 1, 2007. Click here for more information on the Georgia statewide water planning process and supporting documents.