A Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources

GA Water System Audit and Water Loss Control Manual

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) announces the release of the GA Water System Audit and Water Loss Control Manual. This new manual will assist water providers in meeting the new statutory requirements outlined in the Georgia Water Stewardship Act of 2010 (SB 370/HB 1094).

The Water Stewardship Act of 2010 is a landmark, multifaceted approach to water conservation and requires specific action by water providers serving over 3,300 in population. Approximately 250 water providers are affected by the Act’s new water loss control requirements.  Specifically:

  • Public water systems serving over 3,300 in population must conduct an annual water system audit.

  • Public water systems serving over 3,300 in population must implement a water loss detection program.

  • Public water systems serving greater than 10,000 individuals (or population served) must submit the initial water audit to EPD no later than March, 2012.

  • Public water systems serving greater than 3,300 individuals (or population served) and up to 10,000 individuals (or population served) must submit initial audits to EPD no later than March 2013.

Georgia EPD encourages all public water providers serving over 10,000 individuals to attend the upcoming workshops hosted by the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP.)   These full-day workshops will further assist water providers in meeting the new water system audit requirements.

  • October 11th,  Marietta – GAWP HQ – Hwy 41/Cobb Parkway
  • October 13th,   Gwinnett County – (Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center)

  • October 27th,  Tifton – Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC, Agrirama Conference Center just off I-75) 

  • October 28th,   Savannah – (Hyatt Regency Conference Center)

Register for these workshops online at www.gawp.org under the “Conferences and Training” tab.

Questions?

Contact Lebone Moeti (lebone_moeti@dnr.state.ga.us 404-463-1762)