Best Practices

Water Efficiency

Georgia's water resources are facing threats on several fronts. High growth rates are putting extra pressure on an already limited water supply. Saltwater intrusion threatens the Upper Floridan Aquifer, coastal Georgia's water supply. In the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint and Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa river systems, future water withdrawals will be limited by the water allocation formula between Georgia, Alabama, and Florida.

To ensure sufficient water supplies for present and future generations, we must use this precious resource wisely. Effective water demand management can increase the life of existing raw water supplies, minimize the impact of drought, and postpone infrastructure development.