About The Metro Water District

Since its creation in 2001, the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District (Metro Water District) has implemented one of the most comprehensive regional water management plans in the country. It is staffed by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) and includes 15 counties and 95 cities. It is the only major metropolitan area in the country with more than 100 jurisdictions implementing a long-term comprehensive water management program that is required and enforced.

We Conserve and Protect Water in Our Region:

Good stewardship, science and data guide Metro Atlanta’s comprehensive approach to water management.

Water Management is Vital:

The systems built to pump, divert, transport, store, treat, and deliver safe drinking water are as important to our region’s resilience as our transportation and education.

Basin Advisory Councils

What is a Basin Advisory Council (BAC)? Basin Advisory Councils are volunteer community and stakeholder groups which provide input on the District’s plans and policies for the 15-county … Learn more

What is Water Planning?

What is Water Planning?

The Metro Water District establishes strategies for water supply and conservation, watershed and wastewater management. Our integrated and holistic approach to water resource management protects water quality, … Learn more

Members and Meetings

Members and Meetings

The Metro Water District, Georgia Environmental Protection Division, local governments and utilities and numerous stakeholders all play important roles in developing and implementing the District’s water resource … Learn more

Impacts and Achievements

Impacts and Achievements

Since plan implementation, total water withdrawals in the region have dropped by 10 percent despite a one million increase in population. Our region’s per capita water use … Learn more

Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District