(ATLANTA — March 13, 2019) The Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District (Metro Water District) is seeking interested residents to serve on the six Basin Advisory Councils that help develop and implement water resource plans for the region. The councils provide valuable input by representing the wide variety of stakeholders that rely on the region’s water resources. The Metro Water District will soon begin work on the 2022 update to the Water Resource Management Plan and is looking for voices from diverse interest groups to participate in this process.
The six councils represent the major river basins within the Metro Water District planning region: Chattahoochee, Coosa/Etowah, Flint, Ocmulgee, Oconee, and Lanier. Interested citizens are encouraged to apply as well as persons who represent environmental, business, real estate, recreation, neighborhood, agriculture, utility, academic, water resources, and other interests.
Individuals must reside within the river basin of the council for which they apply. The Metro Water District is specifically looking for individuals who live in one of the following 15 counties: Bartow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Paulding, and Rockdale.
Members serve two-year terms and may be reappointed for additional terms. Councils hold regular quarterly meetings but may also hold special meetings as needed to provide input on Metro Water District activities and actions.
The application for Basin Advisory Council membership is available at www.northgeorgiawater.org/ApplyNow. The deadline to apply is May 3, 2019. For more information, contact the Metro Water District at 470.378.1551 or BAC@northgeorgiawater.org.
Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District (Metro Water District)
The Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District is the planning organization dedicated to developing a comprehensive regional and watershed-specific water resource plan to be implemented by local governments in the District. This plan protects water quality and public water supplies in and downstream of the region, protects