Water Planning District seeks Cobb advisory board members

Chattahoochee at Highway 78 bridge in article about Water Planning DistrictChattahoochee at Highway 78 bridge looking southward toward the nearby mouth of Nickajack Creek (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)

Are you interested in the water resources in our county and the metro region? The Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District needs Cobb residents to serve on the Chattahoochee and Coosa/Etowah Basin Advisory Councils, two of the six councils for metro Atlanta’s 15-county region.

According to a news release provided by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) “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 councils represent the six major river basins in the Metro Water District’s planning region: Chattahoochee, Coosa/Etowah, Flint, Ocmulgee, Oconee, and Lanier.

According to the announcement, “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.”

To be eligible you have to live in the river basin of the council you’re applying for.

The term is for two years, and members may be reappointed for additional terms.

Regular meeting of the councils are quarterly, but councils may schedule special meetings as needed.

The deadline to apply is May 3, 2019, and the application is available at www.northgeorgiawater.org/ApplyNow.

For more information, contact the Metro Water District at 470.378.1551 or email  BAC@northgeorgiawater.com.

About the 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 recreational values of the waters in and downstream of the region and minimizes potential adverse impacts of development on waters in and downstream of the region.

About the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC)


The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is the official planning agency for the 10-county Atlanta Region, including Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties as well as the City of Atlanta and 73 other cities.  The Atlanta Regional Commission serves as a catalyst for regional progress by focusing leadership, attention and planning

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Larry Felton Johnson
Larry Felton Johnson is the editor and publisher of the Cobb County Courier. He holds a degree in journalism from Georgia State University and enjoys exploring the county's trail and greenway network when he isn't covering county government meetings and court proceedings.

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