Water Quality and Pollution
CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO FIGHTING WATER POLLUTION IN GEORGIA
This tool, created by Greenlaw, can help citizens achieve the Clean Water Act’s fundamental goal of protecting our water resources. It takes you step-by-step through the process of finding out what type of pollutants are being discharged into your watershed, by whom, whether they are harmful, and how to develop a strategy to reduce the amount of that pollution. Click here.
Downloadable brochures on septic tanks, pet waste, lawn care and more. Click here to visit their website.
Georgia's Pollution Prevention Division provides information on proper disposal of household hazardous waste.
A pollution information site that allows you to type in your zip code. Visit www.scorecard.org.
Click here for septic information for homeowners.
The Center for Watershed Protection has free downloadable resources on stormwater management.
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has links to lists of TMDLs in streams all over Georgia. On the linked page you must scroll down to the TMDLs section.
Also, check out the TMDL Knowledgebase Clearinghouse
Visit Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper's website to learn about the Georgia Water Quality Control Act.
Clean Water Network's website offers a wealth of information on Water Quality Standards. Click here.
You can also view the 305b/303d list of impaired waters at http://www.gaepd.org/Documents/305b.html
Many colleges do monitoring and may be willing to share data with your group. Check ecology, biology, chemistry departments for data.
Georgia Power monitors the lakes where they operate facilities.
Volunteer water quality monitoring data. Call them at 404-675-1636 or visit the website by clicking here.
Global Rivers Environmental Education Network (GREEN) is a school-based water monitoring program.
STORET (short for STOrage and RETrieval) is a repository for water quality, biological, and physical data and is used by state environmental agencies, EPA and other federal agencies, universities, private citizens, and many others.