There is plenty of supply within our region to meet our current and future needs. Sources identified to meet demand through 2035 rely on the five river basins in the Metro Water District: Chattahoochee, Etowah (sub-basin of the Coosa), Flint, Ocmulgee and Oconee.
Through its planning process, the Metro Water District determines the most cost effective supply sources with the lowest environmental impact. Supply source evaluation criteria include:
Maximizing the use of existing sources and facilities
Minimizing interbasin transfers and maximizing basin self-sufficiency
Maximizing reuse opportunities
Continuing to protect water quality
Using advanced treatment technologies
Additionally, the Metro Water District works with local, regional and state governments, as well as water utilities and a host of stakeholders to promote some of the most aggressive water conservation efforts in the country.