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Click here to view the Georgia Comprehensive State-wide Water Management Plan approved by the Water Council on January 8, 2008 Adobe PDF Format

"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
  • Review, modify if necessary, and approve the final draft of the proposed plan
  • 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.


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