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Water Waste Policy or OrdinanceSample language and general guidance to assist local governments and water providers in creating a water waste policy.Supply and ConservationGovernment and Utilities
My Drop Counts Water Conservation TipsWater conservation tips for your bathroom, kitchen, around the house and yard.Brochures, Educational ResourcesResidents
Is your garden as green as you think it is? (Spanish)The excessive use of fertilizers, improper disposal of leaves and yard clippings, overuse of pesticides/herbicides and over-watering can result in the polluting of Georgia's streams, rivers and lakes. This brochure contains tips residents to keep pollutants from entering streams.Brochures, Educational ResourcesResidents
Rain Gardens Brochure (Spanish)Jardines pluviales para paisajes de residencias particularesBrochures, Educational ResourcesResidents
Putting the Brakes on Water Pollution: DIY Auto Care (Spanish)It's important to keep your vehicle in tip top shape and always follow proper maintenance and wash practices to help protect our watersBrochures, Educational ResourcesResidents
When it Rains, It Pollutes!Stormwater pollution is the leading threat to our water quality. Be the solution to stormwater pollution!Brochures, Educational ResourcesResidents
Pollution Prevention Tips for Septic SystemsBy following a few simple tips, you can maintain your septic system to maximize its efficiency, reduce problems and potential expenses and help to protect our waterways!Brochures, Educational ResourcesResidents
Pollution Prevention Tips for Pools and SpasDo your part to protect our rivers, lakes and streams by following these tips when draining and caring for your pool and spaBrochures, Educational ResourcesResidents
Low-Flow Rinse Spray Valves Save Water and EnergyA low-flow pre-rinse spray valve is one of the easiest and most cost-effective water saving devices any food service operation can install.Brochures, Educational ResourcesBusinesses
Get Pumped on Septic! Door HangerLearn how to properly maintain your septic system and prevent water pollutionBrochures, Educational ResourcesResidents
Menu for a Cleaner and Healthier Environment: A Water Pollution Prevention Guide for the Food Service IndustryFood residue, detergents, grease and trash left outside or poured in a storm drain are picked up by rainwater and carried to the nearest stream as polluted stormwater runoff. By following the tips below, you can be part of the solution to water pollution!Brochures, Educational ResourcesBusinesses
Putting the Brakes on Water Pollution: Tips for Maintaining and Repairing Your Vehicle at HomeIt's important to keep your vehicle in tip top shape and always follow proper maintenance and wash practices to help protect our watersBrochures, Educational ResourcesResidents
Putting the Brakes on Water Pollution at Automobile Service ShopsBy following the tips and best managements practices in this brochure, your automobile service operation can be a part of the solution to water pollution and also help save your business money.Brochures, Educational ResourcesBusinesses
Pet Waste BrochureHere's the scoop... pick up after your pet. If you fail to clean up after your pet, stormwater can carry waste into rivers, lakes and streams. It can create a health hazard for people and can "doo" a lot of damage to the environment.Brochures, Educational ResourcesResidents
Maintenance Guide for Landscape Irrigation SystemsA well-maintained landscape irrigation system helps make a water-efficient irrigation system. The Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District has prepared this guide for maintaining your irrigation system.Brochures, Educational ResourcesResidents
Let’s Talk Trash… Put Litter Where it BelongsOne page, anti-litter flyerBrochures, Educational ResourcesResidents
Landscape Irrigation Watering GuideThis brochure outlines water saving devices and tips specific to Georgia's climate and landscape.Brochures, Educational ResourcesResidents
Is Your Yard As Green As You Think It Is?The excessive use of fertilizers, improper disposal of leaves and yard clippings, overuse of pesticides/herbicides and over-watering can result in the polluting of Georgia's streams, rivers and lakes. This brochure contains tips residents to keep pollutants from entering streams.Brochures, Educational ResourcesResidents
Household Solutions for Preventing Water Pollution from Hazardous WastesThe hazardous wastes in and around your home can affect your family and pets and be toxic to fish and wildlife. Learn how to manage them properly to prevent pollution.Brochures, Educational ResourcesResidents
Here’s a Neat Idea: Bag or Compost LeavesOne page flyer encouraging residents to bag or compost leavesBrochures, Educational ResourcesResidents
FOG Door HangerThis door hanger lays out the basics of FOG (fats, oils and grease): What, How, Where, and what you can do to helpDoor Hangers, Educational ResourcesResidents
Don’t Get Lost in the FOGManaging the discharge of fats, oils and grease from food service establishmentsBrochures, Educational ResourcesBusinesses
DIY Household Water AssessmentIs your house as water-efficient as it can be? This do-it-yourself household water use assessment will help you understand how much water you use, identify leaks and show you ways to reduce your water use. It will help you conserve water and save money at the same time!Brochures, Educational ResourcesResidents
Solutions to Water Pollution Brochure for the Commercial Landscaping and Lawn Care IndustryOne in a series of brochures dedicated to raising awareness of pollution prevention to protect water quality. It outlines several landscaping practices that will help minimize water pollution while providing your customers a healthy and attractive lawn and landscape.Brochures, Educational ResourcesBusinesses
Conservation Pricing GuidanceAll water systems in the Metro Water District are required to implement conservation pricing as a means to reduce excessive discretionary water use, especially outdoor irrigation. This document is to provide guidance on conservation pricing as it relates to the various customer classes.District Publications, Supply and ConservationGovernment and Utilities, Technical Coordinating Committee
2016 Annual Activities and Progress ReportFind out about all of the great things the District accomplished in 2016.Annual ReportsBasin Advisory Councils, Businesses, Educators, Governing Board, Government and Utilities, Residents, Technical Coordinating Committee
2015 Annual Activities and Progress ReportFind out about all of the great things the District accomplished in 2015.Annual ReportsBusinesses, Educators, Government and Utilities, Residents, Students
Georgia Water SmartGeorgia Water Smart website is full of information about saving water inside and outside your home. It is made possible through the efforts of the Georgia Urban Ag Council, the Georgia Green Industry Association and the Georgia Arborist Association.Supply and ConservationBusinesses, Educators, Residents, Students
My Drop Counts Tip CardQuick tips on saving water inside and outside your home.District Publications, Educational Resources, Supply and ConservationResidents
Water-Wise Landscape Guide for the Georgia PiedmontDo you want a landscape that is beautiful, saves you time, effort and money and uses less water? If you do, a water-wise landscape is for you. Water-wise landscapes are designed, organized,and maintained by practices that use water strategically and wisely.District Publications, Educational Resources, Stormwater / Watershed, Supply and ConservationResidents
Maximum Performance Testing of Popular Toilet StudyInitiated in 2003 by municipalities and other interested organizations in Canada, the Maximum Performance (MaP) Testing program was a cooperative effort among Canadian and American partners.Supply and ConservationBusinesses, Residents
GA Department of Public HealthThe Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is the lead agency in preventing disease, injury and disability; promoting health and well-being; and preparing for and responding to disasters from a health perspective.Educational ResourcesGovernment and Utilities, Residents
Northwest Georgia Regional CommissionThe Northwest Georgia Regional Commission is a multi-county organization consisting of 15 Northwest Georgia counties and 49 municipalities. Major responsibilities of the regional development center include: (1) implementation of the Georgia Planning Act of 1989; (2) administration of the Area Agency on Aging; (3) administration of the Workforce Investment Act; and (4) providing planning and development assistance to member governments in areas they could not otherwise afford.Stormwater / WatershedGovernment and Utilities
Georgia Mountains Regional CommissionThe purpose of the GMRC is to promote and guide proper development of human, natural, physical, social, and economic resources in the Georgia Mountains Region.Stormwater / WatershedGovernment and Utilities
Atlanta Regional CommissionThe Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is the regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency for the 10-county area including Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties, as well as the City of Atlanta. For over 65 years, ARC and its predecessor agencies have helped to focus the region's leadership, attention and resources on key issues of regional consequence.Stormwater / WatershedGovernment and Utilities
Three Rivers Regional CommissionWelcome to the website of the Three Rivers Regional Commission (TRRC), a 10-county regional planning commission that includes the West Central Georgia counties of Butts, Carroll, Coweta, Heard, Lamar, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding, Troup and Upson.Stormwater / WatershedGovernment and Utilities
Map Your WatersThe Watershed Assessment, Tracking & Environmental Results System (WATERS) unites water quality information previously available only from several independent and unconnected databases.Stormwater / WatershedGovernment and Utilities
Georgia DNR-EPD Watershed Protection BranchThe Environmental Protection Division (EPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is a state agency charged with protecting Georgia's air, land, and water resources through the authority of state and federal environmental statutes. These laws regulate public and private facilities in the areas of air quality, water quality, hazardous waste, water supply, solid waste, surface mining, underground storage tanks, and others. EPD issues and enforces all state permits in these areas and has full delegation for federal environmental permits except Section 404 (wetland) permits.Stormwater / WatershedGovernment and Utilities
EPA’s Guide for Evaluating CMOM Programs at Sanitary Sewer Collection SystemsThis guide identifies some of the criteria used by EPA to evaluate a collection system’s management, operation, and maintenance (CMOM) program activities. The guide is intended for use by EPA and state inspectors as well as the regulated community – owners or operators of sewer systems collecting domestic sewage as well as consultants or other third-party evaluators or compliance assistance providers. Collection system owners or operators can review their own systems by following the checklist in Chapter 3 to reduce the occurrence of sewer overflows and improve or maintain compliance. The guidance herein may also be taken a step further. If a federal or state reviewer observes a practice that does not effectively meet the elements of a CMOM program, he or she may make recommendations to educate the operator, inspector, case developer, or those involved in a settlement agreement. Additionally, having key board members (policy makers) read this guide will also allow them to better understand the benefits of investing in good CMOM programs.WastewaterGovernment and Utilities
EPA’s Asset Management PageIn water and wastewater systems, an "asset" is a component of a facility with an independent physical and functional identity and age (e.g., pump, motor, sedimentation tank, main). The renewal and replacement of the assets that make up our nation's water infrastructure is a constant and ongoing task. To efficiently manage this important part of a utility's business, many have turned to asset management. This approach has gained recognition all across the world—and across all infrastructure heavy sectors—for its effectiveness in maximizing the value of capital as well as operations and maintenance expenditures.WastewaterGovernment and Utilities
Southeast Stormwater AssociationThe Southeast Stormwater Association (SESWA) is the source for up-to-date information on stormwater management for professionals in city and county governments and the consulting community throughout the southeast.Stormwater / WatershedGovernment and Utilities
EPA’s Sanitary Sewer Overflow ToolboxEPA is working with states, local governments, technical trade associations, the Small Government Outreach Group, and others to develop a range of "tools" for use in implementing the proposed SSO Rule. This toolbox will help municipalities and states to implement requirements in an effective and cost-efficient manner.WastewaterGovernment and Utilities
NPDES Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Stormwater PermitsPolluted stormwater runoff is commonly transported through Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s), from which it is often discharged untreated into local waterbodies. To prevent harmful pollutants from being washed or dumped into an MS4, operators must obtain a NPDES permit and develop a stormwater management program.Stormwater / WatershedGovernment and Utilities
NPDES Stormwater ProgramStormwater runoff is generated when precipitation from rain and snowmelt events flows over land or impervious surfaces and does not percolate into the ground. As the runoff flows over the land or impervious surfaces (paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops), it accumulates debris, chemicals, sediment or other pollutants that could adversely affect water quality if the runoff is discharged untreated. The primary method to control stormwater discharges is the use of best management practices (BMPs). In addition, most stormwater discharges are considered point sources and require coverage under an NPDES permit. For more information about the Stormwater program, visit the Stormwater Basic Information page.Stormwater / WatershedGovernment and Utilities
Septic System Maintenance Folder for HomeownersIt is the responsibility of the homeowner to maintain, repair or replace all components of the septic system so that it will protect the environment and public health. Keep all information about your septic system and it's maintenance within this folder. This record will be important should problems develop with your system or if you sell your home. Keep this folder with your house records as a reference for any questions that may arise.WastewaterResidents
UGA Septic System BrochureIf your home has a septic system, it requires regular maintenance to prevent costly damage and repairs. Septic systems are designed to safely use natural processes to treat and dispose of the wastewater generated in your home. If a septic system is not maintained, untreated human waste may contaminate drinking water supplies and negatively impact the environment. Keeping your septic system working properly is a wise investment for economic, human health, and environmental reasons.WastewaterResidents
Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District’s Septic ReportThe number of septic systems in the 16-county Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District (Water District) is estimated to be more than half a million with over 12,000 septic systems being added per year. At one time septic systems were considered to be a temporary wastewater treatment solution until sewer lines could be extended, but that is no longer the case. Now it appears that some portions of the Water District will never be sewered. Because septic systems will be the permanent wastewater treatment solution for many households, the long term management of septic systems requires more consideration.WastewaterGovernment and Utilities
EPA’s Wastewater Management PageWastewater management encompasses a broad range of efforts that promote effective and responsible water use, treatment, and disposal and encourage the protection and restoration of our nation's watersheds. EPA's Office of Wastewater Management oversees the regulatory and voluntary programs that help manage our nation's wastewater.WastewaterGovernment and Utilities
National Small Flows ClearinghouseThe National Small Flows Clearinghouse (NSFC) was funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help America's small communities and individuals solve their wastewater problems through objective information about onsite wastewater collection and treatment systems. NSFC products and information are the only national resource of its type, dealing with small community wastewater infrastructure.WastewaterBusinesses, Residents
Food Service Technology CenterThe Food Service Technology Center opened in 1987 as a fuel-neutral scientific testing facility for benchmarking the energy performance of equipment used in commercial kitchens.Supply and ConservationBusinesses, Educators, Residents
Gwinnett County’s Unclog the FOG PageWelcome to Gwinnett County – one of America's fastest-growing counties for the past 20 years. This is the official Web site of the Gwinnett County Government. On this site, you'll find lots of information about government services and operations, with links to many public and private agencies in Gwinnett County.WastewaterResidents
Georgia FOG Alliance (Fats, Oils and Grease)The Georgia FOG Alliance is working on partnering with the University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute of Government to handle our FOG certification and enhance the training of FOG inspectors, FOG managers and provide training for FOG generators and transporters.WastewaterGovernment and Utilities
Map Your WatersThe Watershed Assessment, Tracking & Environmental Results System (WATERS) unites water quality information previously available only from several independent and unconnected databases. Stormwater / WatershedGovernment and Utilities
NPDES Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Stormwater PermitsPolluted stormwater runoff is commonly transported through Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s), from which it is often discharged untreated into local waterbodies. To prevent harmful pollutants from being washed or dumped into an MS4, operators must obtain a NPDES permit and develop a stormwater management program.Stormwater / WatershedGovernment and Utilities
NPDES Stormwater ProgramThis section contains technical and regulatory information about the NPDES stormwater program. It is organized according to the three types of regulated stormwater discharges – municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s), construction activities, and industrial activities. It also provides links to general stormwater topics and tools available. Stormwater / WatershedGovernment and Utilities
Lesson PlanetSpend less time planning so you have more energy for your students. We help you get right to the good stuff.Stormwater / Watershed, Supply and Conservation, WastewaterEducators
The Water FamilyIn this game you will have loads of fun while you help a family cut down their water use in their home and garden. To win you will have to make decisions about your family's use of water.Supply and ConservationStudents
waterSmart Teaching ToolswaterSmart encourages all educators to introduce their students to the concept of water conservation and why it's a must for our environment. Water, Water Everywhere is a fun, yet educational, science experiment for students, which ties in well with both our Allatoona Ally Artist Challenge and H20 in HD programs.Supply and ConservationEducators
Global Environmental Management InitiativeThere are emerging signals that the business case is building for companies to develop more coordinated, forward-looking, and sustainable water strategies. Businesses, communities, and ecosystems everywhere depend on clean freshwater to survive and prosper. Global demand for freshwater, however, continues to grow, while many water sources are showing signs of stress. Companies that understand the trends shaping the global business environment will be better positioned to identify new market opportunities, mitigate risk, develop sustainable water strategies, and create shareholder value.Supply and ConservationBusinesses
Water, Water Everywhere?Students will manipulate a data module showing the relationship between population growth and water availability, and answer questions about what the chart shows, draw a bar graph showing the relationship between population growth and water availability in the United States, draw a similar bar graph for a country facing water scarcity, and research and write an action plan for how that country can tackle its water scarcity problems.Supply and ConservationEducators
WaterLearnWelcome to WaterLearn, where students learn about water conservation through animated, interactive episodes. Discover how water impacts issues relating to nature, urban and agriculture. Custom-created teacher lesson plans for elementary, junior high, and high school integrate web site content with classroom activities.Stormwater / Watershed, Supply and Conservation, WastewaterEducators
WaterSenseWaterSense, a partnership program by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeks to protect the future of our nation's water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes, and services.Supply and ConservationBusinesses, Government and Utilities, Residents
waterSmartwaterSmartSM is a water conservation education program initiated by the Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority (CCMWA) in 2000. Its mission is to educate about the importance of indoor and outdoor water conservation and to help encourage sustainable, year-round conservation, regardless of climate conditions so that all residents can help make a difference and be waterSmart!Supply and ConservationResidents
Idbids Environmental CurriculumIddy biddy steps for a greener world. Stormwater / Watershed, Supply and Conservation, WastewaterEducators, Students
USGS Chattahoochie River Bacteri AlertHow safe is it to swim, wade, and boat in the Chattahoochee River today? For a highly urbanized river such as the Chattahoochee, much of the answer depends on bacteria levels in the water. This website provides "real time" turbidity data, the estimated E coli bacteria count, the most recent E. coli bacteria counts (sample collected each Thursday), and National Park Service health advisories for two locations on the Chattahoochee River.Stormwater / WatershedGovernment and Utilities, Residents
EPA WatershedsWe all live in a watershed — the area that drains to a common waterway, such as a stream, lake, estuary, wetland, aquifer, or even the ocean — and our individual actions can directly affect it. Working together using a watershed approach will help protect our nation's water resources.Stormwater / WatershedBusinesses, Government and Utilities, Residents
EPA TDML LoadsUnder section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act, states, territories, and authorized tribes are required to develop lists of impaired waters. These are waters that are too polluted or otherwise degraded to meet the water quality standards set by states, territories, or authorized tribes. The law requires that these jurisdictions establish priority rankings for waters on the lists and develop TMDLs for these waters. A Total Maximum Daily Load, or TMDL, is a calculation of the maximum amount of a pollutant that a waterbody can receive and still safely meet water quality standards.Stormwater / WatershedBusinesses, Government and Utilities, Residents
EPA Adopt Your WatershedClick on the watershed group organization name to access more information about the group or to update your group's information in our database.Stormwater / WatershedResidents
EPA How’s My WaterwayLearn the condition of local streams, lakes and other waters anywhere in the US... quickly and in plain language. See if your local waterway was checked for pollution, what was found, and what is being done. The source of this information is a US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) database of State water quality monitoring reports provided under the Clean Water Act.Stormwater / WatershedGovernment and Utilities, Residents
Columbus Water Works Educational ResourcesDo you know how much of the earth’s surface is water? Do you know how much of that water is available for us to drink? Do you know how the water you drink is treated? At Columbus Water Works, we want to make it easier to learn about water and its importance. We have explored many Web resources about water and gathered them here in one place for one-stop learning.Stormwater / Watershed, Supply and Conservation, WastewaterStudents
Center for Watershed ProtectionThe Center for Watershed Protection, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to fostering responsible land and water management through applied research, direct assistance to communities, award-winning training, and access to a network of experienced professionals. The Center is your first source for best practices in stormwater and watershed management. The Center was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Ellicott City, Maryland.Stormwater / WatershedBusinesses, Government and Utilities, Residents
Down the Drain ProjectHow much water do you use everyday in your home? Would you be surprised to learn that according to the USGS the average American uses between 80-100 gallons (approx. 300 - 375 liters) of water per day?Supply and ConservationEducators
University of Georgia Cooroperative ExtentionThis Web site is a cooperative effort between EPA in Region IV, and Land Grant Universities in the southeast designed to enhance the understanding of issues related to water. Users will find information on programs that are being offered through the Southern Regional Water Program, and news about EPA's Region 4 wetlands, pesticides, groundwater, surface water, drinking water, non-point source, and air quality programs.Stormwater / Watershed, Supply and Conservation, WastewaterBusinesses, Residents
Georgia Recycling CoalitionThe Georgia Recycling Coalition (GRC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to complement and coordinate activities relative to recycling, to foster communications among professionals, organizations, government agencies and individuals, and to promote and enhance reduction and recycling programs throughout the state.Stormwater / WatershedBusinesses, Residents
Georgia Native Plant SocietyTo promote the stewardship and conservation of Georgia’s native plants and their habitats through education and with the involvement of individuals and organizations.Supply and ConservationBusinesses, Residents
Georgia Environmental Protection Division Watershed BranchThe Environmental Protection Division (EPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is a state agency charged with protecting Georgia's air, land, and water resources through the authority of state and federal environmental statutes. These laws regulate public and private facilities in the areas of air quality, water quality, hazardous waste, water supply, solid waste, surface mining, underground storage tanks, and others. EPD issues and enforces all state permits in these areas and has full delegation for federal environmental permits except Section 404 (wetland) permits.Stormwater / WatershedBusinesses, Government and Utilities, Residents
Georgia DroughtThe College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is actively working to research and educate the public in the area of drought. As parts of Georgia continue to experience severe drought, Cooperative Extension researchers and agents are dedicated to helping them make the best use of their limited water resources.Supply and ConservationBusinesses, Residents
Droplet and the Water CycleNASA leads the nation on a great journey of discovery, seeking new knowledge and understanding of our planet Earth, our Sun and solar system, and the universe out to its farthest reaches and back to its earliest moments of existence. NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) and the nation's science community use space observatories to conduct scientific studies of the Earth from space to visit and return samples from other bodies in the solar system, and to peer out into our Galaxy and beyond.Stormwater / Watershed, Supply and Conservation, WastewaterStudents
H20 HeroWelcome to my home in the Watershed. Here I'll show you how to be an H2O Hero just like me! Just do some exploring and I'll share 11 helpful tips with you. Then use the links or tabs below for even more information.Stormwater / WatershedEducators, Students
EPA Recycle CityWhen you start to play, you'll see Dumptown at its worst — it's littered, polluted, and nothing is being recycled or reused. There are many trash cans and dumpsters, but no recycling bins. That means all of the trash is going right into the landfill just outside town, where it isn't doing anyone any good.Stormwater / WatershedStudents
Composting game? Maybe a better name: The Adventures of Vermi the WormClick on a scene to play or play the full game.Stormwater / WatershedStudents
Science BuddiesLooking for inspiration for a science fair project? Science Buddies has over 1,150 Project Ideas in all areas of science. The Topic Selection Wizard tool can help you find a project you will enjoy!Stormwater / Watershed, Supply and Conservation, WastewaterEducators, Students
H2OUSE Water Saver HomeThis website was developed by the California Urban Water Conservation Council under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Council is a consensus-based partnership of over 315 urban water suppliers, public advocacy organizations, and other interested parties concerned with water supply and conservation of natural resources in California. The Council was created to oversee the 1991 Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Urban Water Conservation in California, which sets forth Best Management Practices for the efficient use of water in urban areas in the state.Stormwater / Watershed, Supply and Conservation, WastewaterResidents, Students
Household Products Home TourThere are 8 things in the laundry room. But only 5 are household products that contain pesticides or toxic substances. Can you find them?Stormwater / WatershedStudents
Ocean Conservancy websiteOcean Conservancy works to keep the ocean healthy, to keep us healthy.Our goal is to bring people together to find solutions for our water planet. We educate and empower people to defend not only the ocean and its wildlife, but also the millions who earn their living from the ocean.Stormwater / WatershedResidents
EPA Nonpoint Source Kids PageOur mission is to protect human health and the environment.Stormwater / WatershedStudents
Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation websiteAt Keep Georgia Beautiful we know that clean land, water and air are important to Georgians. For 35 years, we have been working with volunteers from our statewide network of affiliates to protect and improve Georgia's environment.Stormwater / WatershedResidents
FroglineJoin Finneas Frog & Kris Kroak as they show us how to prevent non-point source pollution in our daily lives. The video is good information for kids and adults.Stormwater / WatershedEducators, Residents, Students
Rivers Alive websiteRivers Alive is Georgia's annual volunteer waterway cleanup event that targets all waterways in the State including streams, rivers, lakes, beaches, and wetlands. The mission of Rivers Alive is to create awareness of and involvement in the preservation of Georgia's water resources. Rivers Alive is held annually each fall and is a program of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division Outreach Program.Stormwater / WatershedBusinesses, Educators, Residents, Students
After the StormAfter the Storm - Environmental Protection Agency 2006 - EPA 841-C-06-001 - After the Storm: Co-Produced by the U.S. EPA and The Weather Channel. The show highlights three case studies—Santa Monica Bay, the Mississippi River Basin/Gulf of Mexico, and New York City—where polluted runoff threatens watersheds highly valued for recreation, commercial fisheries and navigation, and drinking water. Key scientists and water quality experts, and citizens involved in local and national watershed protection efforts provide insight into the problems as well as solutions to today's water quality challenges. After the Storm also explains simple things people can do to protect their local watershed-such as picking up after one's dog, recycling household hazardous wastes, and conserving water. The program is intended for educational and communication purposes in classrooms, conferences, etc.Stormwater / WatershedBusinesses, Educators, Residents
Drinking Water Plant Virtual TourYour public water system is the first line of defense against waterborne disease. View step-by-step how water is treated and delivered to your home or business as water that is safe to drink.Supply and ConservationEducators
How to Make Non-Toxic Cleaning SuppliesMold and mildew grow easily on a variety of surfaces. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, mold and mildew can cause a variety of health problems, like allergies and asthma. Therefore, they should be cleaned up promptly. The EPA recommends using a wet vacuum to remove mold, and mold cleaners containing bleach and other mold-killing chemicals are also a good option. Stormwater / WatershedResidents
USGS Water Cycle for KidsThe U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have teamed up to create a water-cycle diagram for schools.Stormwater / Watershed, Supply and Conservation, WastewaterEducators, Residents
NOAA Ocean Service EducationMost non-point source pollution occurs as a result of runoff. When rain or melted snow moves over and through the ground, the water absorbs and assimilates any pollutants it comes into contact with (USEPA, 2004b). Following a heavy rainstorm, for example, water will flow across a parking lot and pick up oil left by cars driving and parking on the asphalt. When you see a rainbow-colored sheen on water flowing across the surface of a road or parking lot, you are actually looking at non-point source pollution.Stormwater / Watershed, WastewaterEducators
Georgia Integrated Pest Management OrganizationIPM provides effective control of weeds, diseases, and insects with the least economic cost and least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment. UGA Extension brings you the latest research and technology to optimize your pest management.Stormwater / WatershedResidents
USGS Water Science SchoolWelcome to the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Water Science School. We offer information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge.Stormwater / Watershed, Supply and Conservation, WastewaterEducators
Surf Your Watershed websiteFind your watershed using the form below. Once you locate your watershed, simply click on the first link, “citizen-based groups at work in this watershed,” to find a listing of organizations that are working to protect water quality. You may wish to contact one of these groups to find out about cleanups, monitoring activities, restoration projects and other activities.Stormwater / WatershedEducators, Residents
Earth 911 websiteAt Earth911, We’ve Created A Community That Helps Consumers Find Their Own Shade Of Green, Match Their Values To Their Purchase Behaviors, Adopt Environmentally Sound Practices And Drive Impactful Environmental Changes. We Are Here To Deliver A Mix Of Targeted Content And Eco-Conscious Products That Influence Positive Environmental Actions So That You Can Live A Happier, Healthier, Sustainable Lifestyle; One That Protects This Wonderful Planet We Call Home.Stormwater / WatershedResidents
City of Atlanta FOG Fighter videoKeeping FOG out of the City's sanitary sewer pipes is a major function of DWM's Bureau of Watershed Protection. If not properly removed, grease can build up in pipes, causing clogs and sewer backups.WastewaterResidents
Georgia Adopt-a-Stream websiteGeorgia Adopt-A-Stream (AAS) is housed in the NonPoint Source Program in the Water Protection Branch of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. The program is funded by a Section 319(h) Grant.Stormwater / WatershedEducators
Project Wet website (Water Education for Teachers)Project WET is Water Education for K-12 Teachers! The goal is to facilitate and promote awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of water resources through the development and dissemination of classroom-ready teaching aids and through the establishment of state and internationally sponsored Project WET programs. Our Mission is to bring WATER EDUCATION to the world!Stormwater / Watershed, Supply and Conservation, WastewaterEducators
Georgia Green Industry AssociationThe Georgia Green Industry Association (GGIA) is a statewide trade association whose mission is to promote and advance the economic, lifestyle and environmental benefits of Georgia horticulture for our members, our families and our communities. Through education, legislative monitoring, certification exams, trade shows, and conferences to the horticulture-related industries in the State, the GGIA is deeply rooted in the industry and continues to grow for the betterment of the industry’s future. With members from the landscape trade, irrigation contractors, wholesale nursery growers, greenhouse operators, retail garden centers and allied sales companies, GGIA serves as an umbrella association for the entire horticulture industry.Supply and ConservationGovernment and Utilities
Model sub-metering policy or ordinance languageThe Water System provides service to residential multi-unit buildings. These services are billed by the utility on a master meter basis and the landlord or property owner is responsible for paying the utility for all charges contained in such bills. All new multi-family buildings shall be billed by the owner or landlord or by a third part based on sub-unit meters which will be installed at the time of construction. Supply and ConservationGovernment and Utilities
AWWA Water Loss Control PageWater loss control represents the efforts of water utilities to provide accountability in their operation by reliably auditing their water supplies and implementing controls to minimize system losses. Log in to access the Water Audit Software.Supply and ConservationGovernment and Utilities
Unaccounted for No More (Article on water audit software)Water utilities now have a standardized tool to determine water supply efficiency: a spreadsheet software package for compiling a basic audit of water supply operations, developed by AWWA’s Water Loss Control Committee. The software, which exists in Microsoft Excel, is available to anyone for free download from the Water Loss Control pages on WaterWiser, the water efficiency clearinghouse, accessible from the AWWA website. It is also accessible from the AWWA Science and Technology Web pages for AWWA members.Supply and ConservationGovernment and Utilities
Georgia Code requiring rain sensor shut-off switchesTo amend Article 1 of Chapter 5 of Title 12 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions relative to water resources, so as to prohibit the installation of certain landscape irrigation systems without rain sensor shut-off switches; to provide for punishment for violations; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.Supply and ConservationGovernment and Utilities
Water Conservation Guide for Commercial, Institutional and Industrial UsersWater conservation is defined as any action that reduces the amount of water withdrawn from water supply sources, reduces consumptive use, reduces the loss or waste of water, improves the efficiency of water use, increases recycling and reuse of water, or prevents the pollution of water (New Mexico Office of the State Engineer, 1997).Supply and ConservationBusinesses, Government and Utilities
Model Ordinance to Require New Car Washes to Recycle WaterThis model ordinance requires new commercial conveyor car washes permitted and constructed after January 1, 2011 to install recycled water systems. In lieu of an ordinance, a local government may choose to implement this measure through local development codes, as a condition of water service, through a local policy, or other means of implementation.Supply and ConservationBusinesses, Government and Utilities
Southeastern Car Wash AssociationSECWA was founded in 1957 by a courageous group of likeminded Car Wash Professional, who understood the basic principle that “two heads are better than one”. The benefits of the association were quickly realized, once the collective group put its thoughts and actions, toward defining a better way, to mutually add value to the car wash consumer.Supply and ConservationResidents
International Car Wash AssociationInternational Carwash Association® is the nonprofit trade group representing the retail and supply segments of the professional car wash industry in North America and around the globe. The Association's member companies represent more than 15,000 car washes in nearly two dozen countries.Supply and ConservationResidents
Georgia Aquarium Teacher PageBased on feedback from teachers, students and parents, Georgia Aquarium has created this resource page to assist teachers and students alike in learning more about the aquatic world through fact sheets, lesson plans and other resources.Stormwater / Watershed, Supply and Conservation, WastewaterEducators
Federal Emergency Management Program’s Clean Up with Water SavingsDocument outlining benefits, savings and recommendations for pre-rinse values.Supply and ConservationGovernment and Utilities
“How to Make a Rain Barrel” ActivityLearn how to collect and store rain from your a rooftop through the construction of a mini rain barrel. Instructions courtesy of Coweta County School System.Supply and ConservationBusinesses, Educators, Residents
“Edible Watershed” Educational ActivityActivity plan for grades 4-8 on the elements of a watershed and stormwater pollution.Stormwater / WatershedEducators
“Clean Water Campaign” Activity BookActivity book for elementary students on preventing water pollution.Stormwater / WatershedEducators
“Scoop the Poop Relay” Educational ActivityActivity plan for elementary students to educate on how pet waste contributes to water pollution.Stormwater / WatershedEducators
“Fats, Oil, and Grease Relay Race” Educational ActivityActivity plan for elementary students to educate on the negative impact of fats, oils and grease on sewer systems.WastewaterEducators
“Watershed Tarp” Educational ActivityA hands on watershed model activity for grades 3 and up that illustrates the impacts of stormwater pollution.Stormwater / WatershedEducators
“Watershed in my Hands” Lesson PlanLesson plan for all ages providing an introduction to understanding watersheds.Stormwater / WatershedEducators
Standards and Methodologies for Surface Water Quality MonitoringThe legislation that created the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District (Official Code of Georgia Annotated §12-5-574) charges the District with providing “appropriate standards and methodologies for monitoring water quality” to be included as part of the District-wide Watershed Management Plan. This document contains the standards and methodologies for surface water quality monitoring for communities in District.Stormwater / WatershedBusinesses, Government and Utilities
Coastal Stormwater Supplement to the Georgia Stormwater Management ManualSpecific guidance for Georgia's coastal communities, as well as Frequently Asked Questions, Site Planning and Design Worksheet, and User Guide.Stormwater / WatershedBusinesses, Government and Utilities
“Do Your Part, Be Septic Smart” BrochureA homeowners guide to septic systems from the EPA.WastewaterResidents
Primer for Municipal Wastewater Treatment SystemsDocument outlining the need for wastewater treatment, current challenges, and treatment methodologies.WastewaterBusinesses, Government and Utilities
FOG Management Fact SheetInformation on the negative impact of fats, oils and grease on sewer systems and what you can do to help.District Publications, Stormwater / Watershed, WastewaterResidents
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