The Georgia Water Toolkit is designed to provide local elected officials and others with relevant, easy to find information on Georgia’s water resources and the issues that impact those resources. The most critical issues, Water Supply and Protection, Water Conservation, Stormwater, Wastewater, Regional Water Planning, and Funding, were identified through a survey conducted simultaneously by Association County Commissioners of Georgia, Georgia Municipal Association, Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission, and Keep Georgia Beautiful. The Water Toolkit website is intended to function as a clearinghouse, connecting users to existing information that can expand their knowledge of water resource issues and opportunities throughout Georgia.
The Toolkit, originally launched online in 2004, has been redesigned and updated through a partnership of agencies and organizations convened by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. Partners contributing to the project included: Association County Commissioners of Georgia, Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Georgia Environmental Financing Authority, Georgia Municipal Association, Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission, and Keep Georgia Beautiful. The project was financed in part through a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, under the Provisions of Section 319(h) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended.